Friday, February 22, 2008

Maghapuja



Opening Ceremony

Posting again just in time for the full moon. A time for recollection of some of life's most important tools, like patience and forbearance. In meditation these are at once both essential tools and desired result. We need patience to overcome our shortcomings, one of which is usually lack of patience. A difficult task we have! We can take refuge in the Buddha's words, though, that if we patiently refrain from harsh speech and harsh actions, keep our morals and know moderation, dwell in seclusion and develop high states of mind, we too can come to know, "nibbaana.m parama.m" - that the cessation of suffering is paramount. Thus is the benefit of true patience.