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I just realized I let my mind chase one desire after the next like a Chihuahua on crack.
Time to start letting desires go.
"Don't desire to give up more desire than you can and if you find that a problem, don't desire to be successful in giving up more desire than you can !"
...and for this reason Buddhism is seen as the "Middle Way"
If you look at the menu on the left under "Categories" ...you will find "Your Practice" when members can post about/discuss their experiences....
For the first time I clearly identified the "I" that I think I am, and saw that it was a very weak construction that had no substance to it except the idea I've formed about it my whole life.
Okay, that's not very scary. But I looked right at it for the first time and saw that it was so flimsy and fragile that I felt it could dissolve at any moment.
If that happened, then what would I be?
Um let me see...
Either in a bit of a bind....
In a nut shell....there would be no clinging and grasping "I", it would be dissolved in awareness...(as you can see, there is no "I" in A W A R E N E S S....)
May "I" clearly perceive all experiences to be as insubstantial as the dream-fabric of the night and instantly awaken to see the pure wisdom displayed in the arising of every phenomena
Before Enlightenment...chop wood, fetch water...After Enlightenment use electricity, and have plumbing installed (Well something like that )
"Thoughts are neither good nor bad, but one must be mindful of the charmer
For it could lead one up the garden path and into all kinds of drama
So it pays to stay mindful of the mind's contents, be vigilant night and day _
for the charmer will be waiting for the chance to lead your mind astray!"