“You should not say the greatest romance of your life. You should say the first romance of your life. You will always be loved, and you will always be in love with love. A grande passion is the privilege of the people who have nothing to do. Don’t be afraid. There are exquisite things in store for you. This is merely the beginning.”
— Oscar Wilde
“We are living within a world obsessed by time and the urge to shorten it. We are the restless children of a restless civilization.“ ~ J. Lane
Atisha’s contemplations on death:
The Satipatthana Sutta (MN: 10) and the Kayagata-sati Sutta (MN: 119) include sections on the cemetery contemplations which focus on nine stages of corpse decomposition (Pali: nava sīvathikā-manasikāra). These are:
The Satipatthana Sutta instructs the meditator to reflect thus: ‘This body of mine, too, is of the same nature as that body, is going to be like that body, and has not got past the condition of becoming like that body.
We freak out when we find the first grey hair, we try to run all our life dumming ourselves that death is very faraway till illness touch us or virtues run out and life stop accidentally.
Was the story of a farmer who fead is animal every morning without exception but one days the time get him and he didn’t see that mouse where eating where he was putting his oat. So a big bag fall on his head and kill him.
Like rome who fall life is totally uncertain, we dom’t know if tomorrow a pandemic will kill us all or meteorite like the dinosaurs. What we know according to the buddha teachings that everyday that a new day to practice dharma and we should nor waste time.
Mahasiddha traditions is deeply aware about impermanence Milarepa always advice to meditate no matter what because dieing without Dharma is like dieimg empty hands.
In reality well all those think we fight to get so hard like trying to get love, fame, money, power all of this in time of death become empty of sense.
What is beautiful now will age, what is ritch will also have to fight the worry of it, Julus Cesar learn us that you can have all the power in the world at time of death you are on your own.
There for everyday we should be mindful of it and practice virtuous act.
Included in my design:
• created the sigils myself representing: protection, resilience, healing, & nature.
• the Ogham alphabet letter representing hazel (my Celtic birth tree) is along the handle
• the moon in a triple goddess inspired design
• the Hunter Orion constellation on the other side of the handle
“Patient resolve and the refusal to overreact will serve as their own deterrents. Show you mean business and make your enemies feel it … through the cool and calculating strategies you employ to corner them.” ~ R. Greene