Posted by Ben Naga
Relations are fraught
Far too wrapped up in ego
Or so monks and nuns tell us
Or maybe they’re just cowards
Posted on June 12, 2017, in Tanka and tagged Courage, Ego, Family, Relationships. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.
…or so they say.
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Talk is cheap; action at times quite expensive.
Or maybe this lifetime they needed a break… Can’t imagine it though. Does not compute…
Which one do you mean was supposed to be a the break: the monastic life or family life?
The monastic – a rest from emotional and physical entanglements. But as I said, can’t imagine wanting such a break. We can have a balanced family life along with a deeply spiritual one.
I agree. But such familial/spiritual harmony doesn’t always happen though, I have found.
True – in fact it’s rare. But it’s an ideal to strive for, for those who desire it.
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