Have we ever thought how much freshness or joyfulness in our lives, has gone?
It looks like what we have or what we are every day, is just to do our duty and make a living according to the roles that carry on and on, through life. It looks like we are the people who have goals, but those goals have to come to an end.
However, if we desire to be free from samsara (the cycle of rebirth), then we have to meditate with discipline and determination, each day.
That will not be only be a normal livin, but it will open up the opportunity to end the cycle of samsara. By breaking the cycle of samsar we will not have to struggle in the theatre of life anymore.
Practicing vipassana meditation, is like redeeming what was swallowed by time, and return it to our minds. But not to our body. This is because the body condition is not able to go against natural cycle of aging. Nevertheless, a dull mind can be cleaned to be clear, bright and pure. If you can go to relaxi, please do so. Go put some freshness and pureness back, like when you used to feel and when you were young. Even just a little bit, so that it can recharge your mind. Just do it appropriately with your body condition. If you are old, don’t go out dancing in the rain so that people can criticize you. “Why you still run and play like a kid though you are old already.” Just appreciate the feelings that we have passed with age. Though time can take freshness from our body, our mind can still be joyful with rain and wind in the form “a sager” who knows the world, not a man or woman of the world who does not care about anything.
Real Dhamma teaches us to stay with happiness without holding on to it, nor falling for possessions, nor being shaken when facing suffering.
This is the firm mind, the mind that is courageous in Dhamma.
Master Acharavadee Wongsakon
Source: Selected from Words from Master “Things that disappear with the passing of time” July 26, 2020
Though time can take the freshness from our body, our mind can still be joyful with rain and wind in like as sage, who knows the world, not a man or woman of the world who does not care about anything.
Real Dhamma teaches us to stay with happiness, without holding on to it, nor falling for possessions, nor being shaken when facing suffering.This is the firm mind, the mind that is courageous in Dhamma.
Translation: Pimchanom Thanitsond, Napassakorn Oveerawong, Porawan Sathawarawong