59 On Shelter

Beloved Kamal,

The only thing you can take shelter in is meditation.
The Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.

It is not a shelter from life.
That is the problem with all other "shelters"; starting from the way parents try to "shelter" their children from the world and reality, all the other "shelters" are actually an effort to shelter people from the fullness of the world.

They are a comfortable illusion to try to escape needing to be alive.

Only meditation is a shelter from illusion, it is a shelter that demands you be alive, and present, in the world.

Let the Mahamudra be your shelter.