August 28, 2009

Daily Dharma, August 28th, 2009 - Can't Take It with You

We came into the world without husband, wife, friend, or companion. We may have many friends and acquaintances at the moment, and perhaps many enemies, too, but as soon as death falls upon us we shall leave all of them behind, like a hair pulled out of a slab of better.

–Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, from "Like a Hair Pulled Out of Butter," Tricycle, Fall 1997

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dropped an atomic bomb, code-named “Little Boy,” onto Hiroshima, Japan. This action has come to stand for the horror of war and the deliberate killing of civilians (of which this was not an isolated instance, but it was a new way to do it) and continues to cast a long shadow over the entire world, telling every man, woman, and child: You are not safe. You can be killed at any time, without warning, without reason. This has always been true, but Hiroshima brought it home to the most comfortable, the most secure, the most secluded. Death is at your elbow. Live your life now, in this moment.

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And so the impermanence of all things...I particularly enjoyed the description of "...like pulling a hair out of butter."