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Buddha Quote

Saturday May 30, 2020

Spiritual Burnout
There are times when we feel spiritually low and burnout. While
it is popular belief that this might mean it is time to "take a
break" from any tedious spiritual training, I personally see that
for a mature enough spiritual practitioner, there is no better
time to really put his spirituality to the test. As the saying
goes, "When you hit rock bottom, the only way is up." I mean, how
can anyone who is serious about seeking liberation actually "take
a break" from this goal? Of course this is a lot easier said than
done. But what is truly worth doing will always require much
effort; Enlightenment isn't going to come easy. Imagine the
Buddha as a Bodhisattva in His previous lives taking breaks from
perfecting Himself! Is that not absurd? Being spiritually burnout
is a sign that one has not been looking after his spirituality
while he might think he had been doing so all along. There is no
such thing as "too much" spiritual practice. Spiritual practice
anyway, is to be integrated into everyday life. It is simply
everyday living with a spiritual touch. Great effort is needed
not only to say, being able to meditate long and steady, it also
means meeting totally down to earth responsibilities like being a
better son and friend etc. Spirituality is not up in the heavens,
it is here on earth where you stand right now. The next time you
burnout, remember that your spirituality was probably never
properly kindled in the first place! A good flame burns on
unflickering and bright.


  "Buddha Quote" compiled by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore. Used by permission. kmspks.org
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