A Single Excellent Night
There’s a sutta in The Mid Length Discourses of the Buddha by this name. In fact there are four that all riff on the same set of verses so they can be seen to be important.
After instructing us not to live in the past and present we are urged to:
“Instead with insight let us see each presently arisen state,
let us know that and be sure of it, invincibly, unshakeably”
What I understand this to mean is to be present and awake to what is going for us at any given moment and to own it. If we have awareness of our reactions, our cravings and aversions …. our tendencies and habitual responses … then we can live creatively, respond rather than react and create fresh and liberating karma.
Our whole experience of life will open up to freedom …..
Hope you can join us this week:
Tuesday 6 – 7.30 pm Live and Zoom
Sunday 8 – 9 am Live and Zoom
And password to get in: buddha
Dharmalata and on behalf of Padmadakini
Much metta to you and thanks so much to those who have been generous in helping us to make what we offer available to more of our community –
No-one is paid for anything we do ….. we pay $380 per month for the hire of the croquet club
if you’d like to contribute please deposit to the account below:
Triratna Eastern Suburbs
BSB: 032 152
Acct: 315 331