Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Wind of Impermanence

Will I die first, or will my neighbor? Will it be today or tomorrow? We do not know. Those we leave behind and those who go before us are more numerous than the dewdrops that rest briefly beneath the trees … Continue reading

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Lamentation

If any benefit were to be gained by lamenting, the wise would lament. Only fools would harm themselves. Through weeping and sorrowing the mind does not become calm, but still more suffering is produced, the body is harmed, and we become … Continue reading

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Tragedies and Statistics

A dear friend, upon visiting a slaughterhouse, commented on the fact that —in the presence of the enormity of the suffering inflicted on thousands— it is difficult to sustain compassion for the mass of sentient beings undergoing unspeakable brutality. Why … Continue reading

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