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No Fear of Missing Out,
be aware of what’s happening within,
a constant flow of changing cells,
and morphing of the skin.
Good morning all…it's a joy and pleasure to be sharing this precious space with you. As we look around, we can see and feel that we are in “good company.” Dhamma friends walking on a path together!My intent is not to talk “at you,” and load you with information. Rather, I look at it like a sharing among friends. And like any good conversation, my motivation here is to stimulate thought and reflection.
Even the Buddha, before his enlightenment, had to struggle.
nothing stays the same way,
with this you don’t play
there’s no way to stay.
With the fire eyes of samādhi,
I feel my body on every part.
With the warm glow of anicca,
I melt the darkness from my heart.
There are two days in my life that have left a bigger impact on me than any other days: the day I learned Vipassana and the day my son was born.
When asked when one should first sit a course, Goenka
answered in the mother’s womb, before birth. My son was fortunate to
experience this. The course was quite late in the pregnancy, and he was
already a little wild. Placing my hand on his mother’s belly, I would
often feel him moving about, kicking his little legs. But during the
course he calmed down completely, and it continued like that until he
was born. Even after he was born, he seemed calmly aware of his surroundings,
always looking around with curiosity.
In sync with a metronome—
it’s time to let go.
Cause and effect rules:
All actions are subject to
A spawn of nature
thrusted into existence,
hence the momentum.