A Story for the Solstice

Happy Solstice!

Happy Solstice!

“Is there anything I can do to make myself enlightened?” the seeker asked the teacher.

“As little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning,” the teacher answered.

“Then of what use are the spiritual exercises you prescribe?” the seeker said.

And the teacher responded, “To make sure you are not asleep when the sun begins to shine.”