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Humility and Humiliation

There is a Zen saying, “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. One of the main characteristics of a master is humility, although many seek the path of mastery for the prestige that they believe it will bring. They mistake “humility” for “humiliation.” Humility is holding the door open for […]

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The Path to Mastery

If you want to become a spiritual master, begin with service to others. Physical help, kind words and healing thoughts and prayers are ways to be of service to your fellow humans. There is a famous Buddhist quote: Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood carry water. Spiritual growth is not dependent […]

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