Lama Surya Das – Ep. 73 – Finding Truth and Enlightenment At Home

Lama Surya Das - Ep. 73 - Sustaining Wakefulness

We don’t need to sit on a 20-hour flight to the East to find liberation. Lama Surya Das shares a talk on the possibility of finding truth and freedom right where you are.

Finding Truth and Enlightenment At Home

Does anyone really need to search the world to find liberation and truth? Surya Das shares wisdom on how we can find enlightenment at home. Wherever we are. No travel necessary.

“There is a master in India and his name is Punja-ji. One of my friends stuck a video camera in his face. He said, ‘Oh master, there are many seekers of truth. Friends and sangha members in the West and in America. They are seeking truth. They want to know what to do. Do you have any advice for them.’ The master said, ‘Stay wherever you are.” – Lama Surya Das

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Too Much and Never Enough (4:25)

Part of finding freedom is to be who you are. We look at the grasping and judgment and effort we put into trying to be something else. All that and yet nothing will be enough. How do we break this cycle?

“The treadmill of conditioning. Of karmic and psychological conditioning. Driving us forward. No wonder we are so burnt out. The Dharma message has a lot to do with seeing through that illusion.” – Lama Surya Das

Who is the Witness? (14:35)

Surya Dass look as at the experience of awareness. Whatever we are experiencing, who and what is experiencing that? What story are we telling ourselves about that?

“We are all Buddhas. We only have to awaken to that. To realize who we are.” – Lama Surya Das 

Lama Surya Das - Ep. 73 - Sustaining Wakefulness

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