All the wealth you've acquired
from beginningless time until now
has failed to fulfill all your desires.
Cultivate therefore this wish-granting gem
of moderation, O fortunate ones.
-Milarepa, "Drinking the Mountain Stream"
James's comment: This reminds me of the lyrics of the Dave Matthews Band song, "Seek Up:"
Look at me in my fancy car
And my bank account
Oh, how I wish I could take it all down
Into my grave, I’d save and save
Take a look again, take a look again,
Take a look again...
Soon we will all find our lives swept away
James: This a perfect place to insert the mantra that goes something like this, "Chasing desire is like drinking salt water to satisfy your thrist."
-Peace to all beings-
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Posted by They call him James Ure at 9:59 AM