The Candle's Lesson
Posted by Somik Raha on Jan 11, 2018
Finally, in the last two weeks of December (last year) during some periods of solitude, I felt the irony of attachment to the Buddha's image and lit the candle just before going to bed. When I woke up, a strange sight awaited me.
The Buddha's face was partially intact from the front. When I looked from the top, here is what I saw:
After burning, the candle had hollowed out embodying an emptiness that had merged with the fullness of everything. All that's left now is a shell that allows the play of emptiness and fullness to be somewhat relatable.
What a blessing to have this reminder of impermanence. This is the first time in my life that a candle has delivered such a deep teaching!