Sunday, May 9, 2010

Swimming against the stream

The path to enlightenment is not so easy. It is a path that goes against the stream. Buddha called this "Patisothagami " or going against the stream. It is just like when almost all the fish in the water are swimming with the flow while only one fish is trying hard to swim against the flow. It's not swimming against the resistance of the flow of water but also the resistance of the other fish that may impede its path.

1 comment:

Susmita said...

Going against the stream also means going upstream to the source, much like salmons go to the source water to die. It also means going against the social, cultural, brain conditionings and habits that are unwholesome, biased and corrupt.