I don’t feel that I have to convince you that spirituality is the highest and the best idea that humankind has ever come up with. I trust that you have understood this, and because of that, you want to have an experience of spirituality. It is the case—it is so — that spirituality heightens one’s experience, wisdom, openness, skillfulness, and an infinite number of things. But now that we have agreed that spirituality is the highest thing, we have one big problem, a gigantic problem, an enormous problem: How are we actually going to work with such a situation? How are we going to handle this greatest gift?
From Cynicism and Magic: Intelligence and Intuition on the Buddhist Path, page 2
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