Friday, July 8, 2011

Forest Bliss...

Remote & Solitary is Forest Bliss!
The forest bhikkhu pays much attention to the experience of forest.
Thereby he enters deeper yet unattained depths of concentration.
By living remote he is not distracted by any unsuitable phenomena.
He is free from anxiety and stress. He abandons attachment to life.
He enjoys a taste of the bliss of seclusion, and the silenced peace.
He lives secluded and apart. Calm and remote abodes delight his heart.
The hermit that in woods can dwell alone, may gain the bliss as well.
Whose savour is beyond the price of royal bliss even in any paradise.
So let the forest delight a wise man for his precious dwelling's site.
Sources: MN 121, AN III 343, Vism I 73

The one who sits and lives solitary,
& walks alone finds great delight
in the silence of the forest...

Dhammapada story 305
The One wearing only 3 robes,
who is thin with veins showing,
who meditates alone in the forest,
such one is a Holy One...
Dhammapada story 395
Have a nice & noble day!
Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ] 
Forest Bliss...

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