Raw, adjective: 6. ignorant, inexperienced, or untrained: a raw recruit.


One day, some people came to the master and asked: "How can you be so happy in a world of such impermanence, where you cannot protect your loved ones from harm, illness, and death?" The master held up a glass and said: "Someone gave me this glass, and I really like this glass. It holds my water admirably and it glistens in the sunlight. One day the wind may blow it off the shelf, or my elbow may knock it from the table. I know this glass is already broken, so I enjoy it incredibly."

— Achaan Chat Subato, Theravadan meditation master

(A favorite story of mine for years now, first found in Steve Ross's book, Happy Yoga)

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