03 April 2011

Don't Linger!

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!

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