Coogee Buddhist Group

sitting Quietly

On Thu, 23 April, 2015 - 02:38
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“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes, and the grass grows, by itself.”

                                                                    Matsuo Basho

I’m really digging the book on ‘Living Dreaming and Dying’ loaned to me by Steve. Here’s a bit from today’s read:

‘If we simply remained with the perception, the mind would be relaxed and at peace. But the mind will not permit that. It wants to interfere and possess the perception. So we have ‘me perceiving’. This moves our experience from the realm of pure experience into the realm of grasping and thinking, which causes the mind to become disturbed. Grasping and thinking disturb the mind. ……

If the mind is quiet and relaxed, it is increasingly able to be aware and to recognise in life. We can train the living mind, and the that training will carry over into the dreaming mind and the dying mind, because we are developing a faculty which is deeper than those three minds. The training cuts through our conditioning, out habitual tendencies, to awaken inherent intelligence, courage and wisdom. So we train ourselves to stay in the moment of purity, in the moment of brilliance. It becomes part of our ordinary experience.’

                                                                                        Rob Nairn (Living Dreaming Dying – wisdom of Tibetan psychology)

Meditation is the way to learn to sit in our experience rather than be endlessly towed around by grasping mind ……

Hope you can join us this week

Tonight        7 – 8.30 pm    Mindfulness of Breathing

Sunday        8 – 8.50 am     Metta and Mindfulness of Breathing

Dharma study this Sunday 9 – 10.30 am 

Much metta

Dharmalata and Padmadakini

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