Do you see what I mean?

Post sayings or stories you find interesting or useful.

Do you see what I mean?

Postby muni » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:19 am

"Once I was staying with my mother in London. At the time she was the housekeeper for a very wealthy Canadian who lived in a luxury flat just off Hyde Park.

They all went off for a while, and I had the flat to myself. There I was in London, living in this luxurious flat with two huge color television sets and all the food I could possibly eat! I had enough money for whatever I wanted, lots of records, lots of everything. But I was so bored!

I told myself, "Please remember this. If you are ever tempted to think that physical comfort gives happiness, remember this."

But then, another time I was staying in a cave, not my cave but another cave, which was very small. It was so small that you couldn't stand up in it, with a tiny box you could only just sit in, and that was the bed as well.

It was full of fleas, so I was covered in flea bites. You had to go half a mile down a very steep track to bring up water. There was also almost no food at all, and it was hot. But I was in bliss. I was so happy.

It was a very holy place, and the people there were wonderful. Although from a physical point of view the situation was difficult, so what! The mind was happy.

I remember that whole place as being bathed in golden light. Do you see what I mean?" Tenzin Palmo.
Posts: 3403
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:59 am

Re: Do you see what I mean?

Postby Beatzen » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:18 pm

I love palmo.
"Cause is not before and Effect is not after"
- Eihei Dogen Zenji
User avatar
Posts: 206
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:18 am
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

Re: Do you see what I mean?

Postby Thug4lyfe » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:47 am

I'll volunteer to house site for you next time! I will endure it for you brother!!! :meditate:
User avatar
Posts: 454
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:40 pm

Return to Dharma Stories

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests