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From another thread:
What I find more interesting is the idea of attachment to the goal of enlightenment. On the one hand it’s unavoidable, on the other hand attachment is bad. And what to do with the idea of maximum effort? It’s a similar pickle.
As we know different ingredients are needed at different times, in different quantities. Too much Tao and we develop ‘spiritual apathy’. Too much practice and we develop ‘spiritual constipation’.
For perfect pickling we need the sweet spot of The Middle Way.
So the ideal Tao Mind, is like the diamond mind of the hard headed. It is ice crystal ready to melt, flow, steam and even plasma ...
The ideal Dharma Practice Mind is soft as lava and burns its way through ...
The point for me, is knowing our real ego nature and applying correctives. Idealy we have kind companions, insightful fiends friends, good monks, lamas, roshi or teachings to inspire and direct.
That's my plan.