Saturday, July 30, 2022

I Was Born, You Must Lose Me

Sixty-four today. Still one of two charter and permanent seats on MSADI5G, I listen to her now as much as I listen to the other which is to say on birthdays only now, the debts we owe our gods are not a burden. LOTS of songs, many, probably, dead,

1 comment:

  1. the post title, from the "kick inside" lyrics, reminds me of a brief version of the buddhist five contemplations i have learned and quote from time to time at the daily mail comments - no one escapes aging, illness, death, separation from those we love, and reaping the consequences of our wholesome and unwholesome actions

    this morning i came across a "five contemplations" table blessing by Thích Nhất Hanh (1926-2022)

    1. This food is the gift of the whole universe, the earth, the sun, the sky, the stars and the hard and loving work of numerous beings.

    2. May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to enjoy every bite.

    3. May we transform our unwholesome mental formations, especially those that cause us harm, as they indirectly harm all we touch.

    4. May we keep our compassion alive by eating in such a way that we reduce the suffering of living beings, preserve our precious planet, and reverse the process of global warming.

    5. We accept this food so that we may realize the path of understanding and love.