|Beloved Theravada Buddhist nuns of the re-established bhikkhuni order, California (DV).|
|Let go of things...put problems in the past.|
We are born from human beings; we monastics come from people. People have homes; we monastics need places to stay -- enough to provide ordinary shelter -- but they should be just enough to get by.
Don’t make them fancy. Don’t go competing with the world outside. That would simply foster one's own defilements and make one known throughout the world in a way that the defilements would ridicule.
|Letting go is the easy part. Move on.|
As soon as they meet each other they ask, "How’s it going with your meeting hall? How’s it going with your school? Finished yet? How much did it cost?"
Whenever they have a project, whatever the project, they go around harassing laypeople, gathering funds, so that laypeople have to spend money and get embroiled, too, without respite.
|Letting go gives us freedom (Thich Nhat Hanh)|