metaxu ~= "in between"

Posts tagged ‘practice’

troublesome

The ground of anything becoming troublesome is taking things to be real, when we don’t examine the interdependent origination of all things.

seek freedom

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires; seek discipline and find your liberty.

Frank Herbert, Dune

peace will come

do you really think that peace will come
some other place than here
some other time than now
in some other heart than yours.

breathing in

Breathing in, i see myself as clear water.
Breathing out, i reflect things as they are.

now

We cannot necessarily practise 24 hours a day, but we can always practise now.

why celibacy? [5]

Celibacy is a tool, a skilful means, like intentional simplicity of life.

two types of love

There are two types of love and compassion. One type is conditioned — “beautiful face, beautiful body, beautiful sound” — that kind of love is greatly conditioned. As soon as these conditions disap­pear, then no more love! So, a few days of great happiness — kissing and cuddling — just a few days — then, no more! It is over because of too much conditioning, which is a result of ignorance. That is not sound love or compassion.

The other type of love and compassion arises when one realizes that others are human beings, sentient beings “just like me”, who do not want suffering, who want happiness. And, on that basis, some kind of love, respect and deep understanding comes into being.