Wisdom does not mean knowledge but experiential understanding. Wisdom helps you to change radically your habits and perceptions, as you discover the constantly changing, interconnected nature of the whole of existence.
– Martine Batchelor, "Meditation for Life"
Borne along and defiled by the stream of qualities, unsteady, wavering, bewildered, full of desire, distracted, one goes on into the state of self-conceit.
In thinking, ‘This is I’ and ‘That is mine’ one binds himself with himself, as does a bird with a snare.
You can’t work at correcting something. You either do it or you don’t do it. You don’t work at not falling off a cliff, a big precipice that drops off a hundred feet. You just don’t step forward; that’s what you don’t do!
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Today’s “Codespell” in my 13 Moon Almanac:
I endure in order to communicate.
I seal the input of spirit
with the cosmic tone of presence.
I am guided by the power of death.