Magic Begins at Home
There is a magical aspect of the world. That magic does not have to be sought, but it happens by itself. It is not as sensational as we might expect. The greatest magic of all is to be able to control and work with ego, our mind. So we could say that magic begins at home, with our own minds. If we couldn’t practice magic at home, we would be at a loss. We would have no place to begin. So magic begins at home. We might ask, “What is so magical about all this? We have been working with ego all along, throughout our Buddhist training. What is so special about this magic?” We don’t see anything particularly extraordinary about it. That is true. It is quite ordinary. In fact, the ordinary aspect becomes so powerful that it is magic. If something is extraordinary, it is usually a mechanical invention, something sensational but feeble. But because of ordinariness, magic is possible. As far as tantra is concerned, magic is relating with the world on as ordinary a level as possible.