Tuesday, July 18, 2017

We Have To Do The Work - No One, Human or Divine, Devil or Angel, Real or Mythical Will Do It For Us

The work of removing the defilements has to proceed in a methodical way. It cannot be accomplished simply by an act of will, by wanting them to go away. The work must be guided by investigation. We have to find out what the defilements depend upon and then see how it lies within our power to remove their support.

~Bhikkhu Bodhi, in The Noble Eightfold Path

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