My Beloved One,
Freedom from becoming means freedom for being.
Becoming is desiring.
Being is That-Which-Is.
Becoming is longing for the future.
Being is to be in the present.
Becoming is mental.
Being is existential.
That is why – becoming must cease for the being to
Becoming is just like the smoke around the flame.
Or, just like the outer covering around the seed.
So, please let the smoke go for the flame to explode in its
complete glory and splendour.
And, let the seed die to its outer shell so that it may be
what it is in its inner most depth.
Taken from The Gateless Gate
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