Learn this from the waters …

This came this morning, from my Abidhamma service.  I though how apropos it was, and immediately images came to mind, particularly the still, silent Mekong as it glides through the pre-dawn mist on its way past Kong Island (Lao).

Learn this from the waters:

In mountain clefts and chasms

Loud gush the streamlets.

But great rivers flow silently.

It’s from the Sutta Nipata.

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33 thoughts on “Learn this from the waters …

  1. This is a lovely teaching. And timely for me, as increasingly, I am finding the imagery of “river” to be instructive. Thanks!

  2. Reblogged this on MindMindful and commented:
    This is a lovely teaching. And timely for me, as increasingly, I am finding the imagery of “river” to be instructive.

  3. Mmm, I was tempted to emulate “great rivers flow silently” and not comment but conversely it is the strength of your Mekong photo which draw forth my urge to gush. So deep and peaceful, it has become my screensaver 🙂

  4. Gorgeous. Your pictures always leave me experienced. Whatever the subject, or topic, and whether we are learning more about the woman who is Meredith, or her passions and travels, I always enjoy what you share with us.

    ~ Cara

  5. Deeply touching words especially when paired with your serene and meditative photo of the Mekong. Amazing metaphor isn’t it? Any wonder why he is called the enlightened one?
    Abidhamma means ‘Ultimate Truth’ by the way. Dhamma being a corruption of the Sanskrit ‘Dharma’

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