Thursday, July 23, 2009

Buddhist Platitudes

(our dog, Valentine)

Don't know why, but Buddhist platitudes resonate with me these days. Here's one from Tricycle Magazine's Daily Dharma:

Meet Life Where It Is

You can face anything properly, elegantly, when you meet life where it is, in the moment. When conditions are fresh and joyous, we can delight in that changing image. When the karma and goodness sustaining life is exhausted, we can look death right in its face. We live life wisely and compassionately in the beginning, middle, and end.

–Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu, from Meeting the Monkey Halfway (Weiser)


  1. We must be living on some parallel bi-coastal plane: I recently subscribed to Tricycle's Daily Dharma. I read it each morning. Also -- my must read each morning is Whiskey River. Are you familiar with the site? Whiskey (this sounds funny) is amazing. (located at

  2. Thank you for this reminder. I love the Buddhist perspective, but I forget it sometimes. XO

  3. Me too in a huge way!!! Hugs, Sarah

  4. That face! Valentine looks like he (she?) could look anything in the face elegantly and properly :)



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