Tuesday, 7 February 2012

FULL MOON - Tuesday 7th February 2012

Anyone who lives freed
from habits of clinging,
to past, present or future,
attaching to nothing,
is a great being.

‘Attaching to nothing’ isn’t about not having anything. It is about
the way we have things. If we drive a car with the steering wheel held
too tightly we become tired and don't drive so safely. If the wheel is
held too loosely we likewise run the risk of an accident. This verse
is telling us the past, the present and the future can be held in a
way that doesn’t lead to suffering. And it is with this clear
understanding that we practice letting go - not simply from an ideal
that we shouldn't cling.

Dhammapada v. 421

With Metta,

Bhikkhu Munindo

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