A lovely take on transiency by Ajahn Sumedho
Is there any object we can really trust forever and take refuge in? Is there another person we can feel completely happy with all the time? Is there a place, a book, a picture, a flower, beautiful scenery that we can enjoy all the while? Flowers are beautiful creations of nature, but how long can we sit and look at one without feeling bored? Most of us have to go from one flower to the next because one beautiful flower is not enough. People who do gardening, their minds are always creating something new, some new kind of arrangement, something that will be even nicer. No matter how beautiful anything is, it is never truly satisfying. There is always a snake in the grass, a worm in the apple, a fly in the ointment.
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