November 24th, 2019
The Buddha said, “Monks, if you want to have the joy of serene nondoing, you should be away from the crowds and stay alone in a quiet place. A still place is what Indra and other devas revere.
"By leaving behind your relations as well as others, and by living in a quiet place, you may remove the conditions of suffering.
"If you are attached to crowds, you will receive suffering, just like a tree that attracts a great many birds and gets killed by them.
"If you are bound by worldly matters, you will drown in troubles, just like an old elephant who is stuck in a swamp and cannot get out of it. This is called ‘to enjoy serenity in seclusion.’”