Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Liberating Quality of Nonabiding

     “Whenever you have feelings of love or hate for anything whatsoever, these will be your aides and partners in building parami*. The Buddha-Dharma is not to be found in moving forwards, nor in moving backwards, nor in standing still. This, Sumedho, is your place of nonabiding.”               Ajahn Chah, in a rare letter, to his student Ajahn Sumedho

       Amaro Bhikkhu "Small Boat, Great Mountain. Theravadan Reflections on the Natural Great Perfection." Abhayagiri Monastic Foundation, 2003. (available in pdf format without cost on the web)

     * Parami / paramita = spiritual perfections

Light Wooden sculptures by P. Michael Lovas

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