The Teacher was new to me, but not unknown; the teaching was familiar, and known, but refreshing.
I won't make the effort to quote, like I said, the words were not what was important, it was what I heard...
we are all simply thirsty for source and when we finally find that sweet essence, we want to sit there and argue about the vessel the other is using to take sustenance - 'this cup is not right, your grail is better, or your container is wrong, you are taking too much, yours is base or dirty or foul or profane'...
we must finally drop the vessels, honor the source and shall we say, make cups of our hands to drink deeply from the source.
“In the desert, the only god is a well.”
Dreams of the Compass Rose
the place the thirsty might drink from.
Vessel: cup, container, goblet, chalice, grail, flagon, scyphus, cylix...
that which contains the essence.
“Sometimes the best answer to a question is another question. Is it not by asking questions that we stimulate each other to reach more deeply into our own source and, thereby, approach the Source, both together and in our different ways?”
Compassion & Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic between Buddhism & Christianity
really, wouldn't it be so much sweeter to enjoy the cool, deep drink, to slake our own thirst, and to know that others can find their way, their well, their deep drink and their own experience with essence.
we should seek Source, not to own it, or take it, or defend it or hold it; we should seek Source because therein, we can find our Selves and one another.
“We are like the moon. The moon shines anyway, but it does not produce its own light. It reflects the light illuminated onto its surface by the Sun and is never proud to say "I am the source of light.”