Look within -
The rising and the falling.
What happiness!
How sweet to be free!

After this past weekend, this verse has a great deal of meaning to me. The rising and falling referred to is simply the breath, the object of meditation, Anapanasati. It really is the gate to true happiness, true freedom. Today, being a square day (March(3) x Third (3) = Year '09 (9)), has me thinking in mathematical terms and I wonder sometimes if the path isn't subject to the law of diminishing returns. Is it possible to achieve liberation or do we just get ever closer to it? I'm thinking the freedom alluded to in this verse is perhaps attainable, but even if it isn't, getting closer to it has its own rewards.

May we all get closer.