It Was Supposed To Be Simple

In a story from the book Living This Life Fully, which I began reading with my sangha in Missouri last month, when a student presented the renowned Theravadan teacher Munindra-ji with all of his spiritual and metaphysical musings and concerns and frets over how to follow the path of the Dharma, Munindra responded with this advice instead:

“Get married. Have children. Cook breakfast. Be present in your life.”

When I read this, I burst into tears, to suddenly realize the total simplicity of the Dharma, and how damn complicated I manage to make it.


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