Thursday, February 12, 2009

The meditative principle of impermanence


As today is the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, it seems fitting to offer you this remark of his:
It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: 'And this, too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!

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