Excerpt About Realization

When Love Changes Its Function

Love, compassion, kindness, and generosity change their function from being motivations for practice to becoming expressions of realization. They don’t disappear, they don’t lose their value; they simply become the way realization expresses itself. When we are realized, when we are in the condition of being truly what we are, we can’t help but be kind and loving and selfless. It is natural. It is not because we want to be that way or we think it’s a good idea—it just happens. Love and compassion are not what motivates us, not because there is no love and compassion, but because there is no motivation and no need for it. Action and functioning do not rely on any principle of motivation. The flow of the dynamism of reality happens naturally and is revealed as what we are.

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