Posted by: Upāsaka | 01/21/2016

Proof

This morning,  despite receiving underling news about my business, I made the determination to sit regardless. After about a half an hour I realized that the mind was getting pulled away and stuck on the myriad worldly thoughts that looped again and again. Luckily I recalled the thought of death at that point and began to spend time reflecting first in the parikamma “mahanama.” I soon switched to actually positing the idea trust today I would die and imagine scenarios where this would happen.

What is interesting about today’s experience is that it was so much more vivid than our normally is when I come to it dry. To me, the fact that the recollection of death touched on so deeply is proof that they’re was at least a modicum of concentration. Small victories like these are all I need to keep pursuing the path and I am thankful to the Lord Buddha for his Teaching and dispensation.

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  1. Hello friend, just wondering if you have engaged in any maitri practices? And good for you to sit regardless! It takes great courage to train in being present.

    • Thank you Lorien. Yes, I try to do metta at least once a day.


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