The Wiser Your Heart


Study the nature of change
as if your life depends on it.
(It does)
The more you understand impermanence
the lighter your step
the sharper your gaze
on your path
through the fleeting world.
Study uncertainty
as if your life depends on it.
(It does)
the more you understand ‘maybe’
the more ‘maybe not’
the freer your limbs
the more apt you’ll act
more apt respond
on your path
through the ‘mynae’ world.
Study causality
as if your life depends on it
(It does)
The more you understand the conditions
the wiser your heart
the deeper your gratitude
for the guides on your path
through the suffering world.
                                                 Ajahn Jayasāro
                                                    7/8/21
*’mynae’ : Thai word for uncertain

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