"Ano raniyan mahato mahiyan: the smallest of the small is greater than the greatest." ~Upanishads
The ego holds us in the delusion that our own issues are the critical ones, and other people just don't get what's really important. But from the view of the Atman, the clear blue sky inside, nothing is more important than anything else. In the final analysis, each speck of dust is the holy land.
I did not learn this by reading the scriptures. I learned it from the exquisite fragrance of locust blossoms. Some people consider them mere weeds. Others regard them as delicacies, and scatter them on soup.
Posted by AKL at 2:21 PM