The Awakened Heart

by Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.

Working with the Emotions after AwakeningTHE BUDDHA TAUGHT THAT WE MUST become aware and accepting of the entire range of feelings—of pleasant, neutral, and unpleasant feelings as each arises. He went on, “By becoming aware of the entire range of the emotions” and “experiencing the feelings in the feelings,” we can find peace in their midst and become free. But the process does not stop after an experience of realization. One Buddhist teacher recalls her study with her Zen master.

I was working on koans . . .


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