…”You say, ”Don’t break my glass!”
Can you prevent something
that’s breakable from breaking?
If it doesn’t break now it will break later on.
If you don’t break it, someone else will…..”
“Whenever its time is up it will break.
Develop this kind of understanding.
Use the glass, look after it,
until when, one day,
it slips out of your hand…
”Smash!”… no problem.
Why is there no problem?
Because you saw its brokenness
before it broke!”
Extract from Still, Flowing Water
by Ajahn Chah