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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

A Time of Complete Transformation

Interesting talk that contains this little nugget:

"It is necessary to die every day, and every day to give life. If in one day you die ten thousand times, you are ten thousand times alive. This life is maybe seventy or eighty years long. Many things happen in one life. We think it is so short, but to some beings, even one second is very long."

3 Comments:

Blogger Chodpa said...

That's so true! .... I guess that's a really useful recollection .... that some insects, for example, only get one day of life ... and they don't sit around angst-ridden about impermanence ..... they just 'live' their life to their fullest potential.

thank you :-)


"This life is maybe seventy or eighty years long. Many things happen in one life. We think it is so short, but to some beings, even one second is very long."

12:57 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Every morning is also a new awakening, a time when we can begin again.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Travis Jay Morgan said...

...and here I thought every breath and moment is a life. Oh, another one just died, and this one is born...

9:34 PM  

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