September 7 september
Each span of the bridge is itself the other shore - an outstretched arm of the shore itself!
This also avoids the pitfall of 'assuming what the goal is' and then deluding oneself that one is there'!
The only 'goal' we have is 'the next step' we actually 'see'.
Sincerity is the only criterion.
It is easy to abstain and it is easy to indulge; but it is difficult to be moderate.
We cannot do without the Guru on the spiritual path.
We cannot do even without the material objects like food, clothes, and shelter.
These are like the crutches with which the lame man walks.
We cannot renounce them all of a sudden.
We must develop inner strength, dispassion to a high degree, before we can be content with chance alms, the shade of a tree, or near nudity.