Teacher/Student Dialogues, Part 2: On Feelings
Student: I want to awaken.
Teacher: What is awakening?
Student: It is that state that teachings talk about where I am free.
Teacher: Free of what?
Student: Free of entanglement with things like feelings.
Teacher: What if I said there is no such state, what feeling does that bring up?
Teacher: Then feel that.
Student: Ok I felt that. It passed.
Teacher: Is there anything else you don’t want to feel?
Student: Grief for the loss of the idea of awakening.
Teacher: Ok, then feel that. Grieve totally, go into it without ideas.
Student: Ok, it passed.
Teacher: Seeking awakening is often about just not wanting to feel. If you felt everything as it arises, what would there be to seek?
Teacher: Do you still want to awaken?