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See the glass as already broken…

“One day some people came to the master
and asked: How can you be happy
in a world of such impermanence,
where you cannot protect your loved ones
from harm, illness or death?
The master held up a glass and said:
Someone gave me this glass;
It holds my water admirably
and it glistens in the sunlight.
I touch it and it rings!
One day the wind
may blow it off the shelf,
or my elbow
may knock it from the table.
I know this glass is already broken,
so I enjoy it — incredibly. ” ~ Achaan Chah Subato

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Published in: on April 6, 2009 at 1:52 AM  Comments (3)  

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3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Great sentiment! Enjoy it while you have it.

  2. Wonderfully said! I love this.

  3. Sometimes we do need to live in just that manner. Very nicely done.


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