let go and breathe

December 28, 2010

I understand Nirvana is a Sanskrit word which means literally “breathing out”.  Whewww.  Letting go of your breath = a particular concept of heaven?   So, if you cling to your breath, you will lose it.  Interesting.  It reminds me of the bible verse, Luke 9:24 – “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it…”

The concepts of clinging and letting go, transience and impermanence, living and dying, all fit together like a puzzle and transcend cultures and theologies.

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