Thirst and ... mirage




Thirst and ... mirage

The appearance of water in a mirage persists after the fact that it is a mirage has dawned on us.
So it is with the world.

Though knowing it to be unreal, it continues to manifest -
but we do not try to satisfy our thirst with the water of the mirage.
As soon as one knows that it is a mirage,
one gives it up as useless and does not run after it to get water.

~ Ramana Maharshi

with thanks to Love is a Place
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