“I seek the truth ... it is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance that does harm.”Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
“If you think clearly about life and death, you will realize that it’s like mangoes growing on a tree. They grow to maturity, and then they fall and hit the ground. When that has happened, the mangoes won’t be longing for the tree, and the tree won’t be worried about the mangoes.
If our thinking is in harmony with the way things are, we will have well-being.”
Chah A. (Breiter P. transl) “Everything arises, everything falls away. Teachings on impermanence and the end of suffering.” Shambhala, Boston, 2005.
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