So much gratitude to my first teacher, Ajahn Khemadhammo of The Forest Hermitage, today.
Last night a good friend passed away. So many years ago, when I first met luang por, I was in such a state of sadness and despair at the passing of another loved one and luang por set me on the straight path. Today as I contemplate how clear headed I am even though my beautiful friend has passed, I am overwhelmed by the transformation of my heart over the years. Today instead of sadness and tears at my friend’s passing, there is joy and celebration of a life full of decency and generosity having come to an end, and compassion for all who suffer. I am beginning to know for my self the value of the dhamma - and I’m just getting started! Thank you Ajahn K and all my subsequent teachers for handing on this precious gift.