Sunday, May 19, 2013

Putting things down, letting it go.

While on my way to yoga today a thought came into my mind. "To realize Nibbana, I have to let go of even the Dhamma which has helped me when faced with the worldly winds". I felt upset and teared a little as my life has been transformed since dedicating myself to the practice. 

"All beings want to be happy, to be with the things they like, not be separated with what they treasured" (e.g. family, friends, belief etc). The Tathagata said that we should treat the Dhamma as an instrument (e.g. boat) so that after we are done with it, we can set it aside. But deep down I really do not want to let go even if that is the right thing to do. Even if I can recall those teachings I still feel sadness in my heart.

It was not long before another thought came into my mind, "While the things we treasured has come to an end, we should be glad that due to our Kamma, we have an opportunity to be with them for whatever period of time we had". 

Things will change, I will die, that is for sure. I just hope that I would have practice enough to be able to face those situations when I have to part with things I hold dear to.

Similarly I hold you (the reader) will have the strength to face those situation in whatever skillful ways you subscripted to.

May you be at peace and happy.