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As my practice is a bit different, I usually find a chair. For want of a better term, my meditation is a chanting meditation. After recitation of portions of the 2nd and 16th chapters of the Lotus,Sutra, I, by choice, do my Nam myoho renge kyo as much as 40 to 60 minutes at a time. As I'm an elder person (whatever that means), I admit I have the time to take the time.
Peace to all.
The interesting point is that in selflessly helping others, there is no sacrafice, only gain.
Just throwing this out there.
Your life is a priceless gem.
The rhythm of nature. How sweet it is.
Silence and sound are both integral and together, never really apart.
Silence is as integral a part of the music as each noted each instrument.
It is the same with life. Music, after all, is an integral part of life as well.
As for seemingly contradictory truths, as yu ride your bike, there is a seeing contradiction to gravity. When you stop, you find there is really no contradiction.
Now, where did I put that left-handed monkey wrench?
Peace to all
I have no control over the skillfulness or unskillfulness of my neighbors. Therefore, I don't overworry sbout their level of skillfulness.
I do, however, have some control over my own skillfulness and lack thereof. That is where I do my polishing.
I also do not take myself too seriously.
It is more fun that way.