Monday, 12 September 2011

FULL MOON - Monday 12th September 2011

Work to cultivate wisdom.
Make an island for yourself.
Freed from stain and defilement
you will enter noble being.

Dhammapada v. 236

We arrive at the state of noble being when we are at one with who we truly are. Our work is to recognize when we become false, pretending to be something or somebody we are not. Stains and defilements appear when we believe in the stories the mind tells us. If we feel resentment, we simply need to see the feeling of resentment clearly.
If we feel fear, we simply need to see the feeling of fear clearly. We don't need to pretend. We 'make an island for ourselves' by establishing awareness as the foundation in our life. This clear- seeing awareness can tell the difference between the real and the false, leading to freedom.

With Metta,

Ajahn Munindo

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