I see myself; Inside and out..
Reflecting each others burdens and blessings.
Beautifully damaged imperfect perfectionz.
In this moment I’m Time Travel In.
Time Continues Unravel In.
Side my soul.
Finding myself; there she is.
In the mirror I stared;
There it is.
The Buddha gives this instruction in the Griha Vinaya (Rules for Householders, Dharmika Sutra, Kshudraka Agama):
Let him not destroy, or cause to be destroyed,
any life at all, or sanction the acts of those who do so.
Let him refrain even from hurting any creature,
both those that are strong and those that tremble in the world.
If we fail to understand the universality of this injunction, the Buddha clarifies (Kshudraka Agama):
Whether they be creatures of the land or air,
whoever harms here any living being,
who has no compassion for all that live,
let such a one be known as depraved.
And in the Anguttara Agama:
I am a friend of the footless,
I am a friend of all bipeds,
I am a friend of those with four feet,
I am a friend of the many-footed.
May all creatures, all breathing things,
all beings one and all, without exception,
experience good fortune only.
May they not fall into any harm.
Should we intend to skirt the First Precept by claiming innocence of the deed if others do the killing for us, He adds (Kshudraka Agama):
One should not kill any living being,
nor cause it to be killed,
nor should one incite any other to kill.
Do never injure any being,
whether strong or weak, in this entire universe!
Source: Let´s not fool ourselves
Its all been slowed to a stop
And I felt like a child again
Something as simple as the breeze blowing on my face
And the sound of wind
The tattering rain on the tin roof
And the slightest warmth in the air
Smiling when I can feel,
And hear; the earths simple pleasures
Timeless is and
Precious is life.
Twinkle Twinkle little star…