Saturday, July 07, 2007

What is it about truth?

House-hunting woes surfaced again. Very long story; don't feel like sharing at the moment. But Aileen sent a quote (from Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week) that reminds me of all the times Terence and I argue.

Truth is like a thunderbolt
Dharma literally means "truth" or "norm". It is a particular way of thinking, a way of viewing the world, which is not a concept but experience. This particular truth is very painful truth -- usually truths are. It rings with the sound of reality, which comes too close to home. We become completely embarrassed when we begin to hear the truth. It is wrong to think that the truth is going to sound fantastic and beautiful, like a flute solo. The truth is actually like a thunderbolt. It wakes you up and makes you think twice whether you should stay in the rain or move into the house. Provocative.

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