Now the temperature is half that of a hot summer day; the moon is now almost new after that renowned full moon of mid-autumn. We’ve just heard the news that an experiment showed that the speed of a neutrino is faster than that of light.
Light and shadow are fast and impermanent. We rely on impermanent small bubbles, forgetting the great ocean of prognosis and the great sky of peace. Rather, we should rely on nirvana, unconditioned peace, and the unsurpassed awakening therein.
That is why the Buddha said, “Better than the one who would live one hundred years not seeing the highest dharma (or immortality: nirvana) is the one who would live one day seeing the highest dharma (or immortality).”
We had better live in the vast realm of dharma and awakening rather than the small space of self and nescience. Our practice is in the great dharma domain, not in the small self space. One day of practice is better than one hundred years of no practice.