Before saying a word, he [Ajahn Chah] motioned to a glass at his side. “Do you see this glass?” he asked us. “I love this glass. It holds the water admirably. When the sun shines on it, it reflects the light beautifully. When I tap it, it has a lovely ring. Yet for me, this glass is already broken. When the wind knocks it over or my elbow knocks it off the shelf and it falls to the ground and shatters, I say, ‘Of course.’ But when I understand that this glass is already broken, every minute with it is precious.
– excerpted from FakeBuddhaQuotes.com
There is something to be said about our attachment to the way things are. We believe that if our external world aligns properly with our personal preferences then peace will be achieved. Perfect external alignment is an ephemeral concept at…
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