Saturday, June 28, 2008

spiritual friendship

There's a new essay on Wildmind, on friendship. Justin Whitaker quotes Pema Chodron:

Pema Chödrön puts it well when she writes, “The support that we give each other as practitioners is not the usual kind of samsaric support in which we all join the same team and complain about someone else. It’s more that you’re on your own, completely alone, but it’s helpful to know that there are forty other people who are also going through this all by themselves. That’s very supportive and encouraging. Fundamentally, even though other people can give you support, you do it yourself, and that’s how you grow up in this process, rather than becoming more dependent.”

There's another book review on Wildmind about spiritual friendship as well.

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