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YOU ARE THE SOURCE

YOU ARE THE SOURCE

Mischief is yours. Sorrow is yours. But vitrue also is yours. And purity. You are the source of all purity and all impurity.
Gautam Buddha. The Dhammapada.

A completely transformed human being is born the moment you accept your responsibility for yourself, the moment you say, ″Whatsoever I am is my choice - not of the past but of the present. It is my choice of this moment, and if I want to change it I am absolutely free to change it. Nobody can hinder me - no social force, no state, no history, no economics, no unconscious, can hinder me. If I am determined to change it, I can change it.″
Yes, in the beginning the responsibility looks like a heavy, heavy weight. It feels good to throw the responsibility on somebody else. At least you can enjoy this much, that ″I am not responsible.″ You can enjoy that you are just a victim, helpless. In the beginning, to accept responsibility for yourself totally and unconditionally is heavy. It creates despair, anguish, anxiety - but only in the beginning. Once it is accepted, slowly you become aware of the great potential and the great freedom that it brings.
If I am responsible for my misery, that also means, automatically, that I am responsible for my bliss. If I am responsible for my misery, I can stop it immediately. Let me repeat the word immediately - not even for a single moment does one have to wait. It is not a question of changing your past lives, it is not a question of changing the whole society, it is not a question of bringing in the dictatorship of the proletariat, and it is not a question of going into years and years of psychoanalysis. It is a simple question of accepting the responsibility that ″Whosoever I am, I have created my climate, my being.″

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Man is born only as a potential. He can become a thorn for himself and for others, he can also become a flower for himself and for others. And remember, whatsoever you are for others you are for yourself too, and whatsoever you are for yourself you are for others too. If you are a flower to yourself, your fragrance is bound to be released; it will reach others. If you are a thorn to yourself, how can you be a flower to others?
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