Saturday, January 30, 2010

A profound teaching

Here is an excellent meditation saying:

Just think of the trees: they let the birds perch and fly, with no intention to call them when they come and no longing for their return when they fly away. If people's hearts can be like the trees, they will not be off the Way.

-- unknown

If we learn to cultivate this approach, we will eliminate much, much suffering from our lives.


  1. Anonymous3:25 PM

    So simple yet so profound. Thank you.

    - Learning to See

  2. Yes, and it's also simple but not at all easy!

    Good to hear from you again, "Learning to See".

  3. Anonymous1:15 PM

    Yes, I agree about how difficult it is. Nearly impossible right now for me.

    But the imagery is simply amazing. Now I can go about my day saying to myself, "Be a tree, be a tree!" LOL.

    - L t S

  4. Mmmm. I like it.

    I think I'll try that too!


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