Posted by: Upāsaka | 02/12/2017

Be Like a Flower

Be like a flower that gives its fragrance even to the hand that crushed it. 

~Imam Ali (AS)

Today, seemingly out of the blue, my wife got angry with something I said and brought out the well-worn threat of divorce. 

At this point it had lost some of its immediate impact but it would be a horrible thing to endure, not least for my kids. But, this is samsara after all. If she chooses to take that path then I intend to support her until the kids are grown and strike out on their own or until she find someone else. If, of course, a divorce actually comes to be. 

As the world falls apart around me, I find myself ever more concerned with the purity of my own conduct and intentions. I chose this lay life and ask of its attendant suffering si why make it worse by running away from my responsibilities and creating more akusala kamma?

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