It’s hard to be a person. We all know that. Rarely, though, do we fully share such a disclosure with each other. We isolate ourselves, believing that the unease we feel is normal or that no one else feels it or that everyone else feels it and they just have better masks. This thinking keeps each of us feeling even more separate, isolated in silent discouragement or shame. We forget that honest self-disclosure keeps us in communion with each other.
The Great Chapter (Mahāvagga)
1. The Going Forth (Pabbajjā Sutta)
405. I will tell of the going forth,
how the One with Vision went forth,
how, while investigating,
he approved of the going forth.
406. “This home life is confinement,
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This weekend the cherry blossoms took full bloom. It’s always an exciting time when for just two weeks each year, these magical trees can be appreciated. The park was crowded with people taking photos and admiring their beauty.
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