Excerpt About True Nature

True Nature Sometimes Simply Erupts

The cause-and-effect approach to understanding how things happen seems to have a lot of scientific and experiential evidence to support it. People who don’t practice don’t seem to develop spiritually; but there are exceptions. And one of the exceptions is that sometimes you have certain experiences—Being arises, true nature manifests—and it is not obvious that it has anything to do with what you were doing. And this brings us back to the side of grace, the side of spontaneous arising—true nature sometimes simply erupts, simply manifests and looks you squarely in the eye. There are many stories about people, ordinary people, who haven’t done any practice at all and one day simply wake up. As we observe the fact that realization can be decoupled from practice, we might begin to question the logic and the view of cause and effect.

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