“Whether an action is good, bad, or neutral depends principally upon the intention that motivates it. Good actions come from good intentions, bad actions come from bad intentions, and neutral actions come from neutral intentions. Good, or virtuous, actions are the main cause of rebirth in the higher realms, and of future happiness, while bad, or non-virtuous, actions are the main cause of rebirth in the lower realms, and of future suffering.”—Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - “Introduction to Buddhism”
And from the greatest pain
there will be rebirth….
And that night I had not a single dream,
just a silent dark blue. I do not wish to wake.
And I won’t. I am
From what’s left will become me.
Fragile and delicate,
but wiser. Stronger still.
There is no failure in effort.
There is not effort that fails.
Goodbye, stranger. The closer I came to you
the further away you grew.