Greetings from Wales
Sorry that my messages are short these days as I juggle work and play, travelling and seeing family. You’re in my heart and mind and I long to sit a while and write, but… there are many claims on my time. Some of you have written to me and await replies – sorry I haven’t been able to do you justice while travelling. I will catch up when I get home…
Today I have a simple but profound quote and my desire to share it is stimulated by some issues in the international news.
So here from Buddhadasa Bhikkhu…
Let us look at a humble virtue, that of gratitude.
With this virtue alone, the world could be at peace.
We need to recognise that everyone in the world is the benefactor of everyone else, and that even the animals and birds are benefactors of mankind.
If we remain aware of the debt of gratitude that we owe to all beings, we will be unable to act in any way that hurts or oppresses them.
With the power of the virtue of gratitude, we can save the world.
How easy it is to pause and say thank you, and how lives and hearts can be changed by such a simple act that takes hardly a moment and little courage or expense. Come on everyone… find someone to say a sincere thank you to today and see how that changes everything – for you as well as the person to whom you say it. If even a few of us could do that today – or better still, make it a daily habit, we could be living in a happier, healthier world quite soon…
A sincere thank to you and everyone currently in my life, coming into my life, once upon a time in my life and for everything I have and have had and that is coming. Thank you for my home and my health and my capacity to work and for every being who in anyway supports my existence – and that means every living being. Thank you for this amazing Earth and for the seasons and the weather and the planets and the stars and time that is endless and not least, to Divine Order which makes sense of everything.