27 November 2023: A quote on merely living, Krishnamurthy on Meditation, and about friendship

11/27/20231 min read

An alert on merely living:

The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of the meditation.

- Milarepa

Krishnamurthy on meditation:

MEDITATION CANNOT BE learned from another. You must begin without knowing anything about it, and move from innocence to innocence. The soil in which the meditative mind can begin is the soil of everyday life, the strife, the pain and the fleeting joy. It must begin there and bring order, and from there, move endlessly. But if you are concerned only with making order, then that very order will bring about its own limitation, and the mind will be its prisoner. In all this movement, you must somehow begin from the other end, from the other shore, and not always be concerned with this shore or how to cross the river. You must take a plunge into the water, not knowing how to swim. And the beauty of meditation is that you never know where you are, where you are going, or what the end is.

Friends are blessing in disguise:

Recently, Matthew Perry passed away. Even though I didn't watch the Friends series, I knew about it because it's so popular worldwide. What struck me is that everyone mourned his death, and everyone loved the show. What was the theme? Nothing better than this: friendship. It's one of the most powerful forces on this planet. And guess what the most-watched TV series was? Friends. It says a lot about what really matters to people—the simple yet most friendly relationship between two humans. I'm sure every viewer could relate to each episode, character, and the events that made the show. Why? Because nobody on this earth is without friends, and no one should be. I want you to cherish friendship this week