First you understand the Dharma with your thoughts. If you begin to understand it, you will practice it. And if you practice it, you will begin to see it…We don’t meditate to see heaven, but to end suffering… 69 more words
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Q:What can I do about doubts? Some days I’m plagued with doubts about the practice or my own progress, or the teacher.
Answer: Doubting is natural. 4,558 more words
My take on ‘Everyday Spiritual Life’ is the understanding that nothing exists in isolation – no person or event is an island to itself. This awareness helps in looking at people and situations with more compassion & understanding; such as why is the person being ‘mean’ to me as inherently he has same Buddha Nature as me so maybe he is/has gone through a tough time or maybe he is perceiving me as a threat. 592 more words
Learning the Middle Path, the life of balance, allows the heart’s natural awareness and compassion to grow. We become free and gracious. I heard a story from the first Western monastery that Ajahn Chah set up in a forest two villages away from his main monastery. 154 more words