I find it so easy to fall into habits of thinking that most people live a similar lifestyle to mine, with at least basic comfort but then I see photos like those and am amazed of the conditions people survive in, I'm not sure I could bear it myself. Thank you for sharing Kim, I think it's important to know what goes on in the world so eye-openers are always appreciated.
be able to bear it, jackson, because the will to live is very strong. Human beings can endure quite alot. What would be more difficult would be to practice deep meditation under those conditions. Although I do perceive a lot of metta,
in the very endearing way that, all they really have is each other - and it shows, in the way they can smile through their desperate circumstances.
I wonder how much it would cost to build basic shelters for 500 people. Or, to provide some arable land which they could use to grow food on.
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."