Monday, May 08, 2006

Om ah hum


"For beginners, it is always very good to approach meditation with a very open mind. We should not start meditating with the wish to have a peaceful mind, very good experiences, and so on. If we expect certain experiences, we will just be watching for them to come and when things do not happen as we want, we will feel very disatisfied.

To have a beginner's attitude we should be open minded without expectations. We should sit in a quiet place with no distractions and give ourselves time to meditate, allowing our body and mind to relax and settle. Our body sits here and our mind stays with our body. In this way, whenever we see our mind jumping out of the room, we just kindly bring it back. It doesn't matter how many times we have to repeat this. If today we have to bring it back every second for half an hour of meditation, it is still worthwhile.

Things can go wrong when our worldly impatience starts to manifest. But getting upset destroys everything. We should be very patient and patience means never getting upset, never getting angry. Let's be happy and feel good that we can just be aware of our mind wandering away and remember to bring it back. If we think that our mind is too bad and if we get angry or feel miserable, we cannot make any progress."
(Living Dharma, by Lama Yeshe Losal)Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Ngodrup said...

Olá! Gostei do seu blog! Linkei no meu.