wisdom is born from meditation

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Wisdom is born from meditation.
Not to meditate is loss.
Know the difference between gain and loss.
Make the choice to walk where wisdom grows.

-Dhammapada

The Dhammapada is one of the smallest Buddhist texts on my shelf, but I still haven’t made it all the way through…

I read one verse and my cup is full. Actually, it tastes so nice, I keep rereading the same verses over and over, always curious what’s coming next, but not wanting to waste a drop of the one I’m sitting with at the moment.

Just these four lines, I could spend days sipping.

Has there been a single moment spent in meditation that I regret? Have I ever looked back in disappointment at a meditation session and thought, “Wow, what an idiot I’d been!”?

No, although, there are countless other times I look back with such thoughts!

Maybe one day, when I’m really wise, I’ll be able to catch myself in the moment…

9 responses »

  1. I love your blog soooo much. These four lines really made me think! Keep the inspiration coming, you’re helping my wisdom grow every time I find a good blog post on this site.

    Oh, and keep posting them to Reddit, we love them there.

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