Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Buddha and Christ both experienced their last temptations just before reaching enlightenment - Buddha was tempted with sex and Christ with power. Power and sex are classic signs of the mind (your personality) trying to cling to something. I feel it often in myself, how the mind likes to cling to the notion of God, security, power, sexual fantasies, etc. Our spiritual path is about realizing that all these fantasies are not bad per se, they are just not useful. Try to keep your focus right in the middle and understand that every mental deviation from the center is nothing but a distraction. When all the energy inside is concentrated on that one point and no mental movement occurs, let's see what happens.