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Friday, July 20, 2012

The Pearl Principle

You understand the process by which a pearl is formed inside a shell. A grain of sand enters the living tissue and creates irritation. It creates, we might say, pain. The living tissue works at the irritation and the pain and in time an exquisite pearl is formed, as a result of that irritation and pain.

A lovely saying by the Lama Surya Das is: No inner irritation. No Pearl.

Think of this 'pearl principle' as you go about your day. Irritation and pain are factors in your growth. Begin to look at them from that point of view and you may find that they are easier to surmount - or bear.

How do you look at the irritation and pain in your life today?

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