There are three stages in one’s spiritual development”, said the Master. “The carnal, the spiritual and the divine.”
"What is the carnal stage?",
asked the eager disciples.
"That’s the stage when trees are seen as trees and mountains as mountains."
"And the spiritual?"
"That’s when one looks more deeply into things — then trees are no longer trees and mountains no longer mountains."
"And the divine?"
"Ah, that’s Enlightenment", said the Master with a chuckle, "when trees become trees again and mountains, mountains.
- Adm (via lazylucid)