As water falls from a lotus leaf
so sorrow drops from those
who are free of toxic craving.
— Dhammapada 336
"The sorrows of life can convince us they are really important. They seem to demand a huge amount of attention. However, the Buddha teaches us that the most important things are mindfulness and wise reflection. If mindfulness practice is mature, we will be able to observe suffering when it arises without becoming too fascinated by it. We will also be able to reflect wisely on the reality of the moods we have, not just be sensitive to them. They are not ultimate — they come and go. And there is a cause for their arising. Once this cause is recognized, the Buddha says, suffering simply falls away."
— Ajahn Munindo
|If you were in a different body, would you have the same personality? |
-- Hedonist Poet (via her0inchic)