“Listen, Kamala, when you throw a stone into the water, it finds its quickest way to the bottom of the water. It is the same when Siddhartha has an aim, a goal. Siddhartha does nothing; he waits, he thinks, he fasts, but he goes through the affairs of the world like the stone through the water, without doing anything, without bestirring himself; he is drawn and lets himself fall. He is drawn by his goal, for he does not allow anything to enter his mind which opposes his goal… It is what fools call magic and what they think is caused by demons… everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goal, if he can think, wait, and fast.”
Off to my first 10-day vipassana. Send me thoughts of love, insight, and perseverance my friends.