Excerpt About Enlightenment Drive

Liberating the Enlightenment Drive

To liberate the enlightenment drive we must specifically work with the question of what motivates practice. We can view the enlightenment drive as the source of our motivation to practice, to learn, and to grow. We can think of it as the source of our love and longing for liberation. We can consider the enlightenment drive the source of our engagement with and attitude toward our practices. In particular, we can attribute to the influence of the enlightenment drive our motivation to practice, to engage the path, to long for union, and to desire freedom. However, from the perspective of realization, this way of looking at motivation is inaccurate and limiting. This view hinders our practice by limiting the enlightenment drive from exercising its dynamism.

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