A dear lesson

Video by Dhagpo Kagyu Ling.

Shamarpa has passed on yesterday morning at breakfast in Germany. That happened so suddenly I didn’t have the chance to meet him again after the last time I met him in Bodhgaya India 2012.

This is a lesson to me. That life is fleeting and there may not be a tomorrow. Whatever which happens now is most important. What we do, what we think and what we say.

When I think about death, I feel that everything I deem important dissolves. I take myself too seriously and I feel our priorities in life can sometimes be warped.

There is nothing after we leave. We take nothing except our consciousness. What is that? I don’t know yet.

However, I do know that I need to think about things I see as important and why. I should meditate on those and recall those hazy memories of my Gurus. I feel like I have drifted.

In life, we trust and believe; a constant work-in-progress and be happy in the process. I need to embrace emptiness as the essence of life. It feels like emptiness is really the essence of life.

OM AMI DEWA HRI

Featured photo at the top by Diamond Way Buddhism.

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