Coogee Buddhist Group

Freedom

On Tue, 30 May, 2017 - 06:50
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dharmalata

I’m reading ‘Mind in Harmony’ by Subhuti at the moment. Much of what he writes hits me right between the eyes in a very positive way:


“Contentment is the positive that drives out craving, …… . We may experience the early stirrings of contentment simply as revulsion from craving, for a sensitive mind eventually starts to feel humiliated by its own craving. One experiences a loss of dignity, a feeling that one is demeaning oneself, a recognition that craving is a kind of involuntary slavery, ….”


Involuntary slavery; brilliant! My own desire for all sorts of things leads me around like a pig with a nose ring …………..


And how do I get free? I meditate and I practice ethics ………. I associate with like-minded friends and when I stumble I do my best to own up, take responsibility and do better next time


Hope you can meditate with us this week:


Thursday     7 - 8.30 pm
Sunday       8 - 9 am

And don’t forget full moon puja at Jayakula Buddhist Community Friday week June 9th - 7 pm all welcome
Chair tea and Indian sweets to follow

Much metta
Dharmalata and on behalf of Padmadakini
 

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