Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Real Devotion

A thought from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

by Sogyal Rinpoche

It is essential to know what real devotion is. It is not mindless adoration; it is not an abdication of your responsibility to yourself, nor undiscriminating following of another’s personality or whim. Real devotion is an unbroken receptivity to the truth. Real devotion is rooted in an awed and reverent gratitude, but one that is lucid, grounded and intelligent.