Sunday, 29 June 2008

Falling Awake

Do not pursue the past.
Do not lose yourself in the future.
The past no longer is.
The future has not yet come.
Looking deeply at life as it is.
In the very here and now, the practitioner dwells in stability and freedom.
We must be diligent today.
To wait until tomorrow is too late.
Death comes unexpectedly.
How can we bargain with it?
The sage calls a person who knows how to dwell in mindfulness night and day,
'one who knows the better way to live alone.'
Bhaddekaratta Sutta

1 comment:

Sue said...

That is so beautiful, it makes you wonder how it ever ever ever ever is that we would ever ever ever ever dwell anywhere else but where we do right now right here. Because seriously, it is the most beautiful place to be.

But still, there is a place for anticipation in dwelling in the now. I anticipate with pleasure an evening impro-ing with you :)