While sweeping on a windy day, I gathered all the fallen leaves that were blown everywhere into a pile so as to make it easier for them not to be blown away again. Even the slightest leaves weaving on the pile, it won't fly away.
I feel that it is the same with the strength from group meditations. Although the spiritual life of an individual can still be frail, with the immense strength derived from group meditations, one can still receive God's blessings and be uplifted.
In the strong wind there was a butterfly clinging tightly to a fallen leaf as its only security. Fearing that I might hurt it while I was sweeping, I gently moved it away. After fluttering its delicate wings a few times, it stopped on the same dry leaf again, reluctant to leave. Little did it know that the leaf too could not withstand the bitter wind and drifted away. When I finished sweeping, I took another look at the butterfly, and found that its frail life had gone with the wind. It made me sigh with pity.
It is very much the same with people who pursue fame and fortune for their security in life. Like the butterfly clinging to a dry leaf, they too cling to all that is fleeting, illusive and unrealistic. Only rediscovering God's great love is the eternal security.