December 29 : Whatever Unites, Separates

The Buddha said that whatever comes together must also separate; there is no way around it. What is important is that we have virtuous mental states and kindness when we are together, and that we use the time to learn and practise. When we leave, whatever goodness we have developed can influence whomever we encounter, whether they be friends, enemies or strangers. We do not see the wisdom, kindness, and compassion we have cultivated as a fixed pie of limited quantity or limited quality, but as something to be shared and continuously increased.

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