61: Sorrow

Rain scatters plum petals;
Weeping stains the earth.
One can only take shelter
And wait for clearing.

When sorrow comes, its bitterness soaks everything. The sages say that life is illusion, but does that change its poignancy? Let us be sad; it is feeling that makes us human. If we gain enlightenment, understanding all life to be a dream, sadness and happiness will fall away soon enough.

The above is an excerpt from:
365 Tao: Daily Meditations
by Deng Ming-Dao

This book is one of the books that are part of my daily readings and study of Tao. The other books include:

I read and contemplate the passages before breakfast, before lunch, before dinner and before bed. I find it very convenient to do this using the Kindle version on my mobile phone.

Daily Meditation

After my morning readings I do the 31 minute version of the Sa Ta Na Ma / Kirtan Kriya meditation. I have found that the Sa Ta Na Ma / Kirtan Kriya meditation with its combination of sitting, mantra and mudra helps to calm me and get my Acquired Brain Injury brain, with Monkey Mind on steroids, centred first thing in the day.
Richard E. Ward

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