A place to share your favourite quotes and stories from this wonderful teacher. We don’t mention him often on NB, perhaps because he’s more associated with Bhakti Yoga than with Buddhism. He is however a longtime practitioner and teacher of Vipassana meditation, having studied in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition in Burma.
I’d like to start things off with a pearl of wisdom that always makes me laugh (taken from a recorded lecture, I can’t remember which...).
Our job is to get free of the entrapment of fear, and the fear is rooted in our lack of faith in what is. You keep wanting to control everything. What’s your rush to control it all? As if I don’t control it, it’ll all turn to shit. You of little faith, how do you know the shit isn’t just what you need?
May you be happy, may you be well.