The occasional snippets of my wondering mind.
motivated by values. distracted by dreams.
hi. well, my name is andy. i'm 44 years young and over these years i have developed quite an eclectic, yet rooted approach to life.
eclectic in that i am always in search of new ideas, perspectives and ways of approaching this complex world.
rooted in that for me to take any of these new ideas seriously, they have to have certain criteria in common. in short, i try to take control of my mind and not the other way round (harder than it sounds) and try to infuse my life and thinking with the precepts put forward in the buddhist dhamma.
the main areas of interest for me are:-
buddhism, psychology, self-improvement, history, simplicity & internationalism.
i try to spend some of time:-
walking, jogging, meditating, cooking, reading
and i am, in brief:-
single, celibate, intellectual, green, a window cleaner & am to begin an open university course in the spring - the arts, past and present. this being the first module towards an open degree in the humnaities.
thanks for visiting and taking time to read a little about me. please do say hi and i will be happy to extend you the same courtesy.
As the stream flows it disturbs the stream-bed and becomes cloudy. If it is a calm stream, it picks up less sediment from the bed. If it is un-calm it collects a great deal of sediment and becomes thick with particles of kamma. If it is completely calm, it doesn’t pick up kamma but actually starts dropping sediment back onto the bed.
Eventually the stream becomes a river, or perhaps flows into a flood-plain or seperates into many smaller trickles. Whichever course it takes, it ceases to be. It is no longer a stream.
Now, if it was full of sediment, full of kamma, that kamma flows into the river. In this way, the kamma of the stream creates the quality of the river.
The stream is reborn as a river, or a flood-plain, or a trickle. nothing of the stream remains, but it’s kamma, it’s sediment, no resides in the river, in the flood-plain, or the trickle.
If there is a lot of sediment, the river is very cloudy. If less, it is clearer.
Now. If the stream is completely calm with no movement whatever, then all of the sediment, all of the kamma, has settled upon the bed. There is no flowing anymore. The flow has ceased. The cycle of samsara has been ceased. The stream now simply evaporates. The stream has escaped the confines of the channel.
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