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As we know, feelings are powerful emotive arisings. Here are some we did earlier ...

What about powerfully 'directed emotion' if I can put it like that? Does intense passion for the three jewels, our teacher (if available) empower or muddy for you?

'Increase in metta' as the dervish say ...
Iz plan? ... well is my plan ... <3



  • paulysopaulyso usa Veteran

    funny...i was thinking of compashion and pashion.

    i say our compassion,
    govern our passion.

    what is our passion,
    in our every moment session?

    talk the walk,
    walk the talk.

    in time the passion is refined.
    the compassion may become define.

  • paulysopaulyso usa Veteran

    let me finish my misspell words:

    oh cushion
    let me sit on
    and pashion.

    give it time
    i might find a simple rhyme.

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

    @lobster said:
    What about powerfully 'directed emotion' if I can put it like that? Does intense passion for the three jewels, our teacher (if available) empower or muddy for you?

    How about both? Certain feelings can empower our practice and give us energy, strong feelings can also blind us. Anger can be an obvious example, it also gives us energy to accomplish a goal but narrows our vision and blinds us to factors outside of the focus of our anger. I guess it seems to me like other passionate emotions act in a similar manner. Perhaps it is like the two wings analogy, that we need both compassion and wisdom to truly take flight in our practice. Compassion (or other passions) motivates us and wisdom keeps us pointed in the right direction?

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    @lobster said:

    It says it all.....A goal to strive for..... :)

  • Good advice so far. Many thanks.

    Who hates ignorance? Maybe we have an aversion to it? Who has emotional attachments? Not so easy as mind/wisdom directed to just ‘let go’ ...

    Some of need stronger dharma medicine than raindrops ...

    We may need sword play/martial arts/sport to deal with anger ...

    Is your cushion wet with tears of compassion? Is your heart shrivelled or bigger?
    Be careful with the aro group, they have a tendency towards indulgence. Luckily discernment and wisdom will provide the right attitude ...

  • kandokando northern Ireland Veteran

    This is from The Heart Treasure of the enlightened Ones by Dilgo Khyentse, I was surprised by it, but feel it rings true!

    'if your actions conform with Dharma you' ll antagonise everyone.
    If your words are true most people will get angry.
    If your mind is truly good and pure they will judge it a defect.'

    I thought it was only Zen masters who ran around acting weird and hitting everyone but I was wrong! Feelings are very difficult to deal with. especially for the passionate and intense! :)

  • Well quoted @kando.

    Most of us, mentioning no names except my own, do not want the truth ...

    We may want:

    • attention
    • activity
    • excitement
    • anything but meditation
    • weird and exotic practices
    • easy answers
    • platitudes
    • charasmatic teachers
    • avoiding resposibility
    • comfort
    • peace of mind
    • magick

    etc. etc.

    You want the truth? You will find it.

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