“In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away” – Shing Xiong

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Circle story of freedom

if you think you want freedom, look for a moment when happiness arises;
enjoy that happiness and it will become rapture.
When the mind is enrapt the body will be tranquil,
when the body is tranquil awareness of it drops away and bliss arises,
when bliss arises the mind becomes still,
being still one becomes aware of all that is around,
when aware of all that is, appreciation of the miracle of life arises,
with that awareness Oneness arises and attachment ends,
without attachment freedom is revealed.
                  ~from the Digha Nikaya, the long discourses of the Buddha

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