Everything that Isn’t

     When asked what he did for his disciples, the Master said, “What a sculptor does for the statue of a tiger: He takes a block of marble and pounds away at anything that doesn’t look like a tiger.”

     When his disciples later asked what exactly he meant, the Master said, “My task is to hammer away at everything that isn’t you: every thought, feeling, attitude, compulsion that adheres to you from our culture and your past.”

– Anthony de Mello, More One Minute Nonsense

Source: http://www.nonduality.com/hl3252.htm