14 Jul 2009 |
Posted by Lama Surya Das | 0 Comment.
Ancient wisdom of the East reminds us that all life is a simply a dream-like dance of appearance and disappearance of all phenomena, and that impermanence rules. But unless you know this directly, from your own experience, it can seem like pretty cold comfort — especially when times are hard!
As Buddhist wisdom for hard times, my late Zen teacher Kobun Chino Roshi used to say, “Falling apart, falling apart, all together falling apart, it can’t be helped”.What a relief to know that this isn’t a bad dream, it’s the nature of everything and everyone — coming together and falling apart, like the elements of a dream. So — if life is all a dream, let’s make it a good dream!”
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