Are you a practitioner?

By Barry Long

"Are you a practitioner? What does that mean? A practitioner of course is someone who practices, doesn't aspire to do something. How can you aspire to have a glass of water? You'll only think about it and make yourself thirst - or want some water. A practitioner gets up and goes and gets a glass of water, does the job. Practitioner is practice, meaning doing. Aspirants are always thinking about it, wanting to do it, wishing to do it, reading of great inspiration like reading poetry. Great inspirational stuff - never gets you to God. Never gets you to the truth. Beautiful it is. It's like hearing sweet music. It never gets you to the truth. You have to die to get to the truth."

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