Coogee Buddhist Group

Persistence

On Wed, 12 July, 2017 - 02:47
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dharmalata

I led a retreat in Toowoomba this weekend just past and I based it on a sutta called ‘Present Welfare, Future Welfare’.

The photo above is of sunrise at the tranquil Catholic seminary where it was held.

One of my ‘take-aways’ from this time was seeing that in this text which I have grown to love where The Buddha gives four principles for our welfare in this present life I have been misquoting him and therefore misunderstanding him. I have been saying his first principle was ‘work hard’ but in fact he says ‘make persistent effort’ and there’s a real difference between the two I think …..

I think this applies to all skilful endeavour we make and definitely to meditation: don’t strain to do more than we can comfortably manage but ………… be persistent and even within a single practice session keep this principal alive ….

Hope you can meditate with us this week:

Thursday     7 - 8.30 pm

Sunday        8 - 9 am

Much metta

Padmadakini and Dharmalata

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