By abel On Wednesday, May 19 th, 2010 · no Comments · In


Excerpt of a talk by Mark Griffin…

Always seek to establish a presence of emptiness and humility. This is the whole idea of spiritual life; you listen intently to every situation. No presupposition, no judgment, no set of expectations about anything.

When you see a person and they have three thousand dollars worth of clothes on, you don’t make any judgment about that. You see another person, a homeless person pushing a cart down the street; you don’t make any judgment about that. Because if there’s one thing for sure in this world it’s that nothing is as it seems on the surface, not a single thing. 

The law of dharma that defines right from wrong is very deep and very simple and very direct. If you listen, you can feel what’s right and what’s wrong; you won’t need anybody to tell you.