Monday, 13 February 2012

SOWING SEEDS DELIBERATELY

COMMENT:

Thinking, speaking, doing: - we are scattering karmic seeds all the time. These affect others for good or ill and, in due course, return to confront us too. Though by then we may have no idea that we are facing the results of things we have done - maybe long ago. 

It is easier to chop down
an acorn
than an oak.
(The branch you bang
your head on
was an acorn
that you missed.)
Most of the time, the harm we do may be unintentional. Many of our words and actions (and especially our thoughts) are haphazard.  Becoming more conscious of the seeds as we actually sow them rather than just impulsively scattering them at random, helps us to realise what we are up to and gives us the opportunity to select and choose. We can then create a garden for ourselves (and others) and not just be the cause of a wilderness.


NEW PROJECT: PLEASURE AND HAPPINESS ARE DIFFERENT