When we live with another person, to protect each other’s happiness, we should help one another transform the internal formations that we produce together. By practicing understanding loving speech, we can help each other a great deal. Happiness is no longer an individual matter. If the other person is not happy, we will not be… Continue reading Living Together
We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love. We must look deeply in order to… Continue reading Real Love
We have so many compartments in our lives. How can we bring meditation out of the meditation hall and in to the kitchen,and the office? In the meditation hall we sit quietly, and try to be aware of each breath. How can our sitting influence our non-sitting time? When a doctor gives you an injection,not… Continue reading Decompartmentalization
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled,… Continue reading A Simple Prayer
Krishnamurti saw meditation as a great art, “perhaps the greatest.” One must learn this art by practicing without technique—watching oneself: in daily activities (walking, eating), practices (speech, gossip), reactive emotions (hate, jealousy)—becoming aware of these things “without any choice.” Many forms of meditation have been invented to escape conflicts. These forms, according to Krishnamurti are… Continue reading Meditation as a great Art
Bai Yuzhan said, “The path of inner refinement is extremely simple and easy; just get the fire of the heart to descend into the elixir field. The elixir field is the chamber of water, while the heart is fire. When fire enters water, then water and fire mix and true yang is produced. Therefore people… Continue reading The path of inner refinement is extremely simple and easy
Mind does not know mind; having a mind, one does not see mind. Producing thought is confusion; no thoughts is nirvana. The Buddhas attain liberation by way of mind; the mind, without defilement, is called pure: immaculate in all states of being, it does not take on form. Those who understand this attain the great… Continue reading Mind does not know mind
Yesterday evening I went to Center for Visdom og Medfølelse ( Center for Wisdom and Compassion ) in the central of Copenhagen to attend the weekly after work mindfulness meeting from 19.00 – 21.00. Essentially it is just a bunch of people from every direction in life sitting quietly together. Just being is a wonderful… Continue reading Stephan Pendes two on books on Buddhism
when I look up and see the wind move the leaves in the tree tops with soft and happy sensations I close my eyes and smile this sense of life inside of me too.
Water drizzling down the mountain wall glittering in the sun mist rising to the top birds and green everywhere life is seen drifting in the clouds standing like a giant reaching to center of the earth stretching up towards the heavens unmoved yet alive standing here how am I different? .
Vipassana Documentary from India Personally I took a 10 day intensive Vipassana meditation course in Nepeal just after New Year 2012. 10-11 hours of meditation every day, keeping the buddhist precepts of a strictly vegetarian diet, refraining from sexual activity and keeping to silence and non communication. As many of the prisoners in the movie… Continue reading A journey towards liberation
Tranquillity of mind makes me live long, Smiling keeps me always young. I am air, I am light, And I am water, With the breeze I dirft, Far and Wide. Reference: Prenatal Energy Mobilizing Qigong: China Taoist Ancient Qigong by Cheng Yan Feng ISBN 9787535907561