Posted by: Upāsaka | 02/01/2020

Memento vivere

Working only with one perception, in this case the perception of death, leads me sometimes to be lopsided in my thinking. I have to recall that life is also to be lived, even under the long and ever present shadow of sickness and death. And, as Marcus Aurora reminds us, it is to be lived nobly and in the light of the Dhamma.

So, precisely due to the fact that this is now (I believe) the fourth weekend in a row the kids are sick with fevers and sure throats it’s time to remember not illness and death but to live well in the midst of it all with sīla, dāna and karuna. Memento vivere.

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