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The Daily Dharma – June 4, 2021

A sunny day in Taos with a massive rain cloud in a deep blue sky dropping rain that never touches the green landscape and mountains below.

Thinking that is not rooted in awareness becomes self-serving and dysfunctional. Cleverness devoid of wisdom is extremely dangerous and destructive. That is the current state of most of humanity. The amplification of thought as science and technology, although intrinsically neither good nor bad, has also become destructive because so often the thinking out of which it comes has no roots in awareness.

The next step in human evolution is to transcend thought. This is now our urgent task. It doesn’t mean to not think anymore, but simply not to be completely identified with thought, possessed by thought.

Eckhart Tolle
from Stillness Speaks

Walking Rain Image Seamus Berkeley