We cannot avoid our lives. We have to face our lives, young or old, rich or poor. Whatever happens, we cannot save ourselves from our lives at all. We have to face the eventual truth—not even the eventual truth but the real truth of our lives. We are here; therefore, we have to learn how to go forward with our lives. This truth is what we call the wisdom of Shambhala. The introduction of such wisdom into North American culture is an historical landmark. However, my purpose is not to convert you to what I have to say. Rather, the more you understand, the more you will realize your own responsibility.
From “The Kingdom, the Cocoon, the Great Eastern Sun,” in Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala, page 3