Saturday, 5 October 2013

NEW MOON - Friday 4th October 2013

Here and hereafter
those who live their lives well
abide in happiness. They are filled with
a natural appreciation of virtue, 
and they dwell in delight. 

Dhammapada v. 18

There is nothing special about Dhamma. Dhamma is what is natural. That we live such unnatural lives means we can miss what is in front of us. When we are balanced and at ease our faculties function to serve well-being. When we are wound-up and confused we lose perspective. It is then that we tend to forget we are in charge of our destiny. If we do good, goodness comes back to us. If we do bad, suffering comes back to us. This is not being naive, this is being natural. But being truly natural is not easy. Ultimately we aim to go beyond good and bad and dwell in unshakable peace.

With Metta,
Bhikkhu Munindo

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