"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

12 September 2022


We usually do not look into what is really there in front of us. 

We see life through a screen of thoughts and concepts, and we mistake those mental objects for reality. 

We get so caught up in this endless thought-stream that reality flows by unnoticed. 

We spend our time engrossed in activity, caught up in an eternal flight from pain and unpleasantness. 
We spend our energies trying to make ourselves feel better, trying to bury our fears.

We are endlessly seeking security. 
Meanwhile, the world of real experience flows by untouched and untasted.

Henepola Gunaratana

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