Thursday, June 1, 2017

highest blessing 3

Sutta Nipāta   the Maṅgla Sutta  258-272

Many gods and many humans
Have thought a lot about blessings,
Wishing for profound well-being.
—Tell us the highest of blessings;
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Learning a lot, and craftsmanship,
And being well-trained in one’s practice,
Well-spoken in all that is said.
—This is the highest of blessings.


Letting go or realizing nonself does not mean annihilation. One still walks the planet and contributes organically to all communities in which one embedded. It is wise to master a craft. Having the basics skills well established, frees one to flow in the work, to let right action or right speech emerge because the skills are already in place when the call/need arises.