A Refuge on the path

A first month over. Time passes and seasons change..

Become Passers-By

 Gospel of Thomas,  42

Another possible but less likely translation is, ‘Come into being as you pass away’; A medieval author, Petrus Alphonsi, preserves a saying much like saying 42 in his Clerical Instruction: ‘This world is, as it were, a bridge. Therefore, pass over it, only do not lodge there.’

In other words, by meditation practice get grounded in a still center during this life, finding a permanent home there instead of being tossed around by samsara, this world of changes. 

Commentary on the Gospel of Thomas at earlychristianwritings.com

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