The glass is already broken – Achaan Chaa

You see this goblet?” asks Achaan Chaa, the Thai meditation master.
“For me this glass is already broken. I enjoy it; I drink out of it.
It holds my water admirably, sometimes even reflecting the sun in
beautiful patterns. If I should tap it, it has a lovely ring to it.
But when I put this glass on the shelf and the wind knocks it over or
my elbow brushes it off the table and it falls to the ground and
shatters, I say, ‘Of course.’ When I understand that the glass is
already broken, every moment with it is precious.”

– Achaan Chaa

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