In this way we stop the war, and we can embrace our personal griefs and sorrows, joys and triumphs with love instead of denial. With the same courage of heart we can open to the people around us, to our family, to our community, to the social problems of the world, to our collective history. We can live in harmony with the truth of life.
This is the purpose of a spiritual practice and of choosing a path with heart—to discover peace and connectedness in ourselves and to stop the war in us and around us.
“The Buddhist path is an internal journey. Sitting in a giant hall with thousands of lamas and monks and nuns and laymen for an empowerment or a monlam or a sadhana or any sort of ceremony may be deeply inspirational, but it is not going to enlighten anyone. The miracle of realization unfolds through the stabilization of non-dual quiescence and naked awareness even as you explore the emptiness of appearances in the privacy of your own mind” Chogyam Trungpa