Man I couldn't think of a snappy title.
I'm from a small town in America, having practiced the Dhamma for about a year now. There are very few temples or practitioners at all around here so the internet, combined with some retreats and books, has mainly constituted my practice. I'm looking to learn more and discuss!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.
Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.
His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta