"Great Dr. Mike, it is so good to hear from you! I have attended my second (three days this time) Silent retreat, and my next time will be serving, as the servers appear to be some of the happiest of people I have met. Metta, ron
(which video- Dhamma…"
"Similar to Thich Nhat Hanh below, His Holiness the Dalai Lama describes Vipassana as the "second-level training" of meditation practice. "...it is not adequate simply to have a focused mind. We must acquire the skill of probing the…"
"More about The Paradox of Freedom: that self-control, discipline is needed to find True Freedom. In other words, I use discipline to give up talking, meat, movement, integration with women, when I agree to spend ten days of silence in Vipassana…"
"The Paradox of Freedom - Why Meditate?
In preparation for the Oneness Blessing, that I have been writing about, it is imperative to quiet the mind. To stop most of the chattering going on that we are so used to. There are many ways to meditate, and…"
"That writing is beautiful brilliant, Jeanne I copied it and added to my Jeanne, the Wisdom Teacher quotes. You are such an affirmative ally! I really appreciate you, and I must be doing something right myself to have such an honor, in the Spirit of…"
"it seems we are forever going back and forth...
with the either/or.
Such is the beauty of the middle path
it is receptive to both light and dark, cold and hot, male and female...
and always seeking balance.
We modern folk are not even close to a…"
"Actually, it was a Egyptian who Moses (when he was young) killed, and I never got the motive or that there was any retribution or remorse. Then again, I have never studied the Bible extensively. If anyone knows any better enlighten me.
I guess I was…"
"Well, Moses got away with murder in the Bible - probably because he killed an "Arab." Never heard anymore about that - no regret, repentance, anything that I know of...but I am no Biblical scholar.
dr.mike, what I learned was the…"
"I fell asleep during the film... but did see the part about naming his child, Fetter. ...and then abandoning him. However, I would question how much a prince's involvement in his child's upbringing is. His son was most likely looking…"
"He who givens himself to vanity, and does not give himself to meditation, forgetting the real aim of life and grasping at pleasure, will in time envy him who has exerted himself in meditation." The Buddha