At the end of Bhante’s 1999 talk “Looking Ahead a Little Way” he says “I need hardly say how much the world needs the Dharma, needs such an Order, such a movement as ours.  I have done what I can. I have started the Order, started the movement.  The future of the Order, of the movement is in your hands.”  Listening to this invariably moves me to tears.  I feel we too have to look ahead beyond our own lifetimes to the potential of what the Order and movement can bring.  The seeds that we’re sowing now will bear fruit even if we don’t see it.  It’s the breadth of that vision that moves me so much.

Location: Tiratanaloka

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