As a lamp, a cataract, a star in space
an illusion, a dewdrop, a bubble
a dream, a cloud, a flash of lightening
view all created things like this
- Diamond Sutra
Last night these words at the end of the Diamond Sutra hit home like they never had before. It's not that on one level I didn't understand the ever-shifting, ephemeral, momentary and transient nature of phenomena. What had been missing, though, was the realization that I should be moving along, too. I had been holding on to the posture of the stable, enduring observer and recorder of the many unstable, passing phenomena.
But enough even of that! Next!