Letting sorrow drop

As water falls from a lotus leaf

so sorrow drops from those

who are free of toxic craving

Dhammapada 336

The sorrows of life can convince us they are really important. They seem to demand a huge amount of attention. However…if mindfulness practice is mature, we will be able to observe suffering when it arises without becoming too fascinated by it. We will be able to reflect wisely on the reality of the moods we have, not just be sensitive to them. They are not ultimate – they come and go. 

Commentary by Ajahn Munindo

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