Impermanence II


A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. Live long and prosper.  Leonard Nimoy

It occurs to me right now that life would be really boring if we were stuck on the same path, without the freedom to change our life circumstances. Not to mention, this would actually be both very saddening and even more maddening, at least for me. Maybe impermanence really is not such a “bad thing.” (For the record, I never really said it was in the first place.)

Then I found this quote, which sums up what I’ve just said, or tried to say:

Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible. – Buddha

Then I found more quotes that I just wanted to share:

It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not. – Thich Nhat Hanh

As a water bead on a lotus leaf, as water on a red lilly, does not adhere, so the sage does not adhere to the seen, the heard, or the sensed. – Buddha

May we all be unattached to permanence and, thus, without suffering.


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