Crazy cloud wrote:
But fun stuff aside - thers lots of dhamma, all over the place, just keep your mind to dhammabusiness and enjoy life
If only you knew how rare the Buddha Dhamma was in this Samsara!
Dhamapada verse 182:
kiccham maccana jivitam
182. Hard is it to be born a man; hard is the life of mortals. Hard is it to gain the opportunity of hearing the Sublime Truth, and hard to encounter is the arising of the Buddhas.
Yes, The Buddha , The Dhamma and The Sangha , are so rare , that at times , we may fail to comprehend the rarity.
Not everyone likes to comprehend change , even though their feelings and moods keep turning like a cart wheel . May we all becomes links in improving ourselves , and sharing Dhamma far and wide .
Bhaujan Hitaye, Bhaujan Sukhaiye.........for the good of many , for the benefit many .
i happend to read this in the Manuals of Dhamma by Venerable Ledi Sayadaw
"Lord Buddha once addressed the gatherings of monks .
O Monks , should in the great ocean, there be a wooden cart wheel floating , and also a blind tortoise swimming elsewhere in the vastness of the great ocean. Would there be a time when this tortoise could yoke itself to the cart wheel ?
Yes , O Great One , the happening of this chance , though difficult , can happen owing to the vastness of time , given that the tortoise lives to such a time , and the cart wheel does not rot away .
Even so , O Monks , is this hidden truth ; a hundred times , a thousand times more difficult than the chance yoking of the tortoise and cart wheel, which pales miserably in comparison to the rare occurrence of a man finding himself back into the human world, after having gone into the four lower worlds after his death
Hence , the " stumbling" and finding the pristine teachings of the Buddha , being inspired by the exhortation , and finally realizing and living such a life , is like the making of a jewel , that has no measures .........
may we all keep motivating ourselves and so many others .