the wave of life & death

The highlights, for me, from a short documentary on Ram Dass, Going Home:

I don’t wish you the stroke, but I wish you the Grace from the stroke.”

Ram Dass saw Hanuman in the garden. He asked him, “Who are you, Hanuman?”
Hanuman said, “When I don’t know who I am I am serving you. When I know who I am, I AM you.”

I’ve been sitting with the idea of Grace a lot. Looking at the waves of it. Big waves, small ones. …. We all ride it in our own way. There is such mystery and beauty in it all and such angst and suffering.

Then those Real moments of laughter put us back in “now” mode, the ecstasy of riding the wave.

And then we fall back again …..

 

 

Image: Thomas Deir paintings

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