Tuesday, 28 July 2015

We cannot understand anything in isolation


 "We cannot understand anything in isolation. We have to look at the connection."  Gabor Mate
The Buddha taught the interconnected nature of phenomena.
“Contemplate the nature of interconnected arising (everything thing causing everything else) during every moment.

When you look at a leaf or a raindrop, meditate on all the conditions near or distant that have contributed to the presence of that leaf or raindrop.

 Know that the world is woven of interconnected strands; this is because that is, this is not because that is not, this is born because that is born, this dies because that dies.

The birth and death of any phenomena is connected to the birth and death of all other phenomena.
The one contains the many and they many contain the one.

Without the one there cannot be the many and without the many there cannot be the one."



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