Let your mind become still, like a forest pool

Try to be mindful, and let things take their course. Then your mind will become still in any surroundings, like a still forest pool. All kinds of wonderful animals will come to drink at the pool, and you will clearly see the nature of all things. You will see many strange and wonderful things come and go, but you will be still. This is the happiness of the Buddha. — Ajaan Cha from  ‘A Still Forest Pool’ 

h/t The Wondrous Dharma

Beautiful. my brothers favorite teacher was Ajaan Cha and he shared with me a wonderful book by Ajaan Cha as his last gift to me before he died. I cherish it.

This is the book he gave me: Food for the Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah

This is another post that featured Ajahn Chah‘s work: dukkha, the pervasive unsatisfactoriness of existence

 

 

About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters