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Ancient Story: One day, in ancient India, the Buddha was giving a teaching to his followers. On this day however, instead of a verbal teaching, he simply held up a flower. One of his disciples, Mahakasyapa, smiled. The Buddha said: “Today I gave a silent teaching and Mahakasyapa alone understood it.” ..*
Is freedom something we find "in the end"?Is it? Isn't progression an eternal principle? If so, then aren't we always going to live in the cycle of learning to make choices...giving up one thing for another? Our only freedom is choice... and that is something that we already have.
“The art of living... is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.” ~ Alan Watts