daringness

daringness

Daringness. What do I mean by daringness? I was telling earlier. To be useless. You know really, why we don’t have the daringness? Because we think there is something to lose. You have to really prepare to lose everything. Until, if you hang on even a little bit like a handkerchief, that will be so sad right, that you almost managed to get enlightenment except for that handkerchief. That would have been such a ridiculous thing. So you have to really be able to get rid of, and all kinds of, oh this is useful, let’s take this. You know like, to the spiritual journey, you go without any packing. Anything being packed. No sandwich, no fresh underwear, no comb, nothing, you walk naked. This is kind of necessary. This is difficult though. Very difficult. Because you always, oh no this one, the toothpick we need. I usually need a toothpick. I better take along because what if I have an itchy feeling under my teeth or something like that you know. Something like, it is always a ridiculous problem, it is always a small ridiculous stupid problem that will disturb your enlightenment. It’s never going to be some you know like very sophisticated obstacle with the fangs and tails, you know very majestic looking obstacle that is going to stop you achieving enlightenment. It is always going to be something really ridiculous I tell you. Like a worn out shoes, I don’t know, I don’t know. Like a football ticket, I have a feeling that is going to be mine. Okay.

Teaching in Brighton, November 2010