The Hidden Lamp

‘Crying in despair, an earnest student asked her teacher, Seisho Maylie Scott, “I’ve worked so hard to transform this crippling loneliness. I can neither shake it off nor live with it. Can you help me?”
Holding the student in a steady gaze and offering her confident smile, Maylie ended the conversation with, “Please don’t ever think anything is out of place.”‘

From Diane Musho Hamilton’s commentary: ‘When we make room for loneliness, we allow for everything. We experience directly the pain of the separate self, and we can see beyond its limits to everything as it is. Nothing can ever be out of place. The one true heart that embraces all things reveals itself to us.’

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