A Quote by Bhante Wimala on river, life, and beauty

In Sri Lanka, we often compare human life to a river. When river water falls down the hills, it creates a beautiful waterfall. When it crashes on rocks, white foam is created, expressing its incredible hidden beauty. When the river silently flows through the valleys, it becomes mysterious and magical. These different things that happen to the river water along its path are all manifestations of its beauty. So, too, if we are to make meaning out of our odyssey as human beings on this planet, we have to accept that whatever happens on our way adds to life's beauty.

Bhante Wimala

Source: Lessons of the Lotus: Practical Spiritual Teachings of a Travelling Buddhist Monk, Pages: 28-29

Contributed by: Bilgi