For those of you who don't know, Santi Monastery is under threat.
Today is a day of Catastropic Fire Danger in the part of New South Wales (Australia).
From Phalañānī Bhikkhuni's facebook page:
We are facing the worst fire danger in history in New South Wales, Australia. Heat wave and strong winds are conditions for catastrophic fire danger. Visitors of our Monastery who were dependent on public transport left early this morning. The next fire is 50 kms away and wind carries the danger away from us - towards others. We are presently not in acute danger but fully aware that fires already are getting out of control in other areas in NSW, fully aware that we might have to evacuate and can do so, but many beings, animals, insects can not. May all beings be save.
Please spare a thought for everyone at Santi Monastery.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725Compassionate Hands Foundation
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