Is ownership just an illusion?

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Re: Is ownership just an illusion?

Post by pegembara » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:09 pm

Dugu wrote:I was watching this movie and one of the main character has a terminal disease and on her final moments in life with her lover by her side, she says "Suddenly I feel like...I have never owned anything at all" That line in the movie made me think about how much in our society we focus on acquiring things and yet we can lose it all suddenly as if it was never ours in the first place.

We came empty handed and will leave empty handed. As you said nothing belonged to us in the first place. Only through our ignorance do we cling to things that are by nature impermanent . She came to this insight on her death bed.
And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.

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