Thursday, February 14, 2008

Coming to think, the so called freedom may be the most imprisioning thing. Once one thinks that he or she is free, one becomes attached to freedom and is afraid to loose it, fights to keep it. But if one is afraid, if one has to fight, there is no freedom anymore, because attachment is there, and attachment is the opposite of freedom. Attachment is the ultimate and everpresent prison.

A bird in a cage may not fly out even when the gate is open, because in the cage is where he has always found food, water, protection. The cage is not a cage, the cage is home. The bird just can't fly away because the cage is inside. The cage is always inside.

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