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genkakugenkaku Northampton, Mass. U.S.A. Veteran

Just noodling this morning:

There is no time for enlightenment.
I guess the best anyone can do is make time for it.

elizabetlilian

Comments

  • personperson Don't believe everything you think 'Merica! Veteran

    Reminds of something one teacher said. In answering a student who asked how long should he meditate everyday?
    The teacher answered, "1hour"
    To which the student replied, "I'm too busy to meditate for an hour a day"
    The teacher then said, "Well in that case you should meditate for two hours"

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Tee Hee.

    We can make time for practice, meditation, mindfulness. Enlightenment can take care of itself ...

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Thus have I heard: We are all already there. It just takes a moment for us to remove the blinkers, ear-plugs and be amazed at how beautiful the morning is...

    lobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    be amazed

    Awe, gratitude and wakefulness.
    Iz plan. <3

    As we may know, Buddha means awake (big clue there). In meditation we learn serene or calm wakefulness.
    Many things can wake us, kids, fear, pain, beauty, love, a loud noise etc.

    So too to being awoken whilst dreaming we are alive (in the Buddha sense)

    • Beginner mind
    • Attentive high awareness
    • Dukkha
    • The Art of Living
    • The Way of the Heart
    • A Teacher

    etc.

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