Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Lion of Now

A woman is about to be married. As was normal for someone in this condition, her head was filled with thoughts and plans and ideas for the future. She was walking from her village through the forest to the next village when a lion jumped into the middle of the road.

In that moment where is her mind? Where is her past? Where are her thoughts and plans for the future?

The future is dependent on the past. The mind is a grave-yard digger! Digging up old bones from the past to chew on! So welcome the lion in your path.

~H. W. L. Poonja (Papaji) in 'Wake Up and Roar'

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