Awakening fully defies description. Name it and you’ve missed it. Name and form is part of the chain that binds us.

On the other hand, awakening does have subsidiary effects that we can discern and are part of our usual vocabulary of cognitive and psychological qualities. Pure consciousness is empty and beautiful.

It is also peaceful, supremely peaceful. When you awaken, you will be at peace. With yourself and with the world.

An important corollary is total relaxation. Relaxation may sound kind of trivial as a consequence of awakening, but it is a good thing. No…



Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.

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