Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Meditation Monday: Hollow Words


Meditation Monday came and went....and with it I went to work at the apex of dawn after nine days off, came home, changed and went and visited a friend that needed some quality time with me to destress about the issues in our lives. So...here we are on Tuesday doing a make-up post. But this one is a good one....enjoy.


Sutra: Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace. ~The Dhammapada of Gautama the Buddha. 500 BC~


Which word is luminous? Which word is really full of fragrance? The word that brings peace. And that word never comes from the outside -- it is the still, small voice of your own heart. It is heard at the deepest recesses of your being; it is the sound of your own being, it is the song of your own life.


It is not to be found in scriptures and it is not to be found in learned discourses. It is to be found only if you go in; it is to be found only in meditation, in deep silence. When all borrowed knowledge has left you and you are alone, when all the scriptures have burned and your are left alone, when you don't know a thing, when you function from a state of not-knowing, then it is heard.

2 comments:

Just A Gal said...

"When all borrowed knowledge has left you and you are alone, when all the scriptures have burned and your are left alone, when you don't know a thing, when you function from a state of not-knowing, then it is heard." Wow.
That really is good. Thanks for sharing, dear!

MidnightSage said...

Wow...your words are so well put together and gave me a sense of peace just reading your post. Glad I found you :) Thanks!