Friday, November 8, 2019

Even a little wisdom

Ajahn Chah ( via Ven. Sujato, Ellie Askew, Dhr. Seven (ed.), Wisdom Quarterly

Burmese position (
How does the Dharma teach the proper way of life? It shows us how to live. It has many ways of showing it -- on rocks, or trees, or just in front of us. It is a teaching but not in words.

So still the mind -- the heart -- and learn to watch. We'll find the whole Dharma revealing itself here and now. At what other time and place are we going to look?

A Still Forest Pool (Kornfield)
With even a little intuitive wisdom we will be able to see clearly through the ways of the world.

We will come to understand that everything in the world is a teacher. Trees and vines, for example, can reveal the nature of reality to us.

With wisdom there is no need to question anyone, no need to study [books]. We can learn enough from nature to be awakened.

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