Wednesday, September 17, 2008


The fundamental of this universe is impermanence. Nothing remains the same for two consecutive moments. The Buddha implored us not just to talk about impermanence, but to use it as an instrument to help us penetrate deeply into reality and obtain liberating insight. Without impermanence life is not possible. How can we transform our suffering if things are not impermanent?
If you suffer, it is not because things are impermanent. It is because we start believing things are permanent. When a candle breaks, we do not suffer much, when an expensive watch breaks, we also don’t suffer so much. When someone close to your heart leaves, you suffer a lot, because at some corner, you must have positioned him / her as permanent to yourself. The key issue is you can cannot accept the impermanence of your beloved one, and you suffer deeply when she/ he passes away.
With impermanence, every door is open for change. Impermanence is an instrument for our liberation. Lord Krishna says “Braham Satyam Jagat Mithya” (Lord is true and this materialistic world is false)

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