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  • Simple Path

    Source: http://www.dhammatalks.net/Books2/Ajahn_Chah_A_Still_Forest_Pool.htm

    The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

    Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

    personTiggerdhammachickeggsaviorDakiniShoshinnamarupalobsterKeromeNMADDP
  • Re: Eating Crow and It Is Tasty

    lol... It means...

    You eat crow when you were wrong about something.

    Tigger
  • Re: Eating Crow and It Is Tasty

    @Tigger

    The first precept is to not harm life. So if you can eat less meat, then you'll be harming less life. But the Dailai Lama, for example, tried to stop eating meat. His doctor told him he needed meat for health reasons. So don't beat yourself up. Even the most compassionate man alive eats meat.

    Tigger
  • Re: What is "uncertain"

    _All states of mind, happy or unhappy, are called arom. Whatever they may be, never mind - we should constantly be reminding ourselves that ''this is uncertain.''
    This is something people don't consider very much, that ''this is uncertain.'' Just this is the vital factor that will bring about wisdom. It's really important. In order to cease our coming and going and come to rest, we only need to say, ''This is uncertain.'' Sometimes we may be distraught over something to the point that tears are flowing; this is something not certain. When moods of desire or aversion come to us, we should just remind ourselves of this one thing. Whether standing, walking, sitting, or lying down, whatever appears is uncertain. Can't you do this? Keep it up no matter what happens. Give it a try. You don't need a lot - just this will work. This is something that brings wisdom.
    The way I practise meditation is not very complicated - just this. This is what it all comes down to: ''it's uncertain.'' Everything meets at this point.
    Don't keep track of the various instances of mental experience. When you sit there may be various conditions of mind appearing, seeing and knowing all manner of things, experiencing different states. Don't be keeping track of them3, and don't get wrapped up in them. You only need to remind yourself that they're uncertain. That's enough. That's easy to do. It's simple. Then you can stop. Knowledge will come, but then don't make too much out of that or get attached to it.__

    personlobsterShoshin
  • Re: What is "uncertain"

    thefreedictionary.com:

    Uncertain

    1. Not known or established; questionable: domestic changes of great if uncertain consequences.
    2. Not determined; undecided: uncertain plans.
    3. Not having sure knowledge: an uncertain recollection of the sequence of events.

    4. a. Subject to change; variable: uncertain weather.
      b. Unsteady; fitful: uncertain light.
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