Saturday, June 16, 2012

Maturity - Accepting Anicca, Anatta & Dukkha - the Unreliable Nature of Things

     “maturity comes from witnessing the unreliable nature of things – a lot of old age, sickness, death, and disappointment – and, most essentially, from realizing that there’s nothing scarier or more ‘groundless’ than relying on the unreliable.
     Let’s face it, we never know what happens next – we don’t know what’s on the other side – and the sooner we accept that reality, the better. And I don’t mean just ‘face the facts.’ I think we can enjoy living this way, don’t you?”

         Mattis-Namgyel E. The power of an open question. The Buddha's path to freedom. Shambhala, Boston, 2011.

Photo: Hideki Ueha

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