“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, June 10, 2014

oops - no work on the WBMG

Venerable was informed they could not have three monastics from the same tradition organizing the WBMG, something the person who asked her never thought of I suppose.

Wise in principle and on paper, but is a good example of how discernment developed in meditation and the cultivation of generosity compassion and wisdom would have lead to keeping the spirit of the rule, which is to bring together monastics of different traditions to enhance awareness of differences and commonalities and nurture friendships.

Venerable is not of the same tradition as the other Bhikkhunis organizing the event except on paper. They are universes apart, but those sorts of differences are inconvenient and uncomfortable to those who rely on the written word.

Venerable is not discomfited. She is just as glad. I actually think that two from the same tradition should not be organizing the event together, and it is up to those involved to acknowledge reality rather than paper and act from generosity compassion and wisdom, but those things have to be cultivated on a daily basis, they can't just be pulled out of a hat.

Off I go to work on that...

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