Saturday, May 8, 2010

Family

If you want to find Dhamma, it has nothing to do with the forests or the mountains or the caves. It's only in the heart. It has its own language of experience. There is a great difference between concepts and direct experience. With a glass of hot water, whoever put his finger into it will have the same experience -hot- which can be called by many words in different languages.
Similarly, whoever looks deeply into the heart will have the same experience, no matter what his nationality, culture, or language may be. If in your heart you come to that taste of truth, of Dhamma, then you become like one big family - like mother and father, sisters and brothers - because you've tasted that essence of the heart which is the same for all.
From A Tree In A Forest by Luang Por Chah