Sunday, 27 September 2009
The Buddha then said that meditation plus love created compassion, a true spiritual love. For further discussion on how many types of love are there, click here..
Sunday, 20 September 2009
During zazen, lots of thoughts and ideas come up into the mind. There are times when I have felt a great loneliness on my path and a feeling that I am strongly misunderstood. This I recognize now is part of the journey. Many people back strongly away from the discipline of Zen practice that I represent.
Suddenly a new feeling can emerge from all this "loneliness" and I refer to this as my "aloneness" and it is a very fulfilling and comfortable feeling. I recognize that I have no need to surround myself with friends, family and people, and cherish my own space. It is at this point that I am misunderstood by others.
I need to take care not to judge myself on this, because judgement is a trick of the ego that seems to excel from such stress and conflict.
Further discussion on feeling misunderstood.... feel free to register and get involved..
Monday, 14 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Through my zazen(meditation), I have noticed that I learn some really profound things during and just after periods of pain and stress.
It is not a knowledge that can be put into words, but more of an experience of a personal energy, and it has been discovered that energy can never be destroyed. Perhaps this sort of thing, gives us glimpses of a higher reality that is to come as we progress. more on this discussion...