Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What is devotion?

Jean Klein:  It is being in the total absence of oneself.  It is the deep feeling of one's homeground, one's origin where the devotee and the devoted are not two.  In the absence of oneself there is the global feeling of our dwelling place.  So devotion means to free ourself from what we are not.  When we are free from ourself, what we are shines.  Devotion means offering what we are not, offering for the love of offering, without anyone who offers anything to anyone.

Jean Klein
The Book of Listening