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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

who are you?

Continuing with the topic of long term fruits of meditation practice … 

As mentioned last week, reverence becomes our default world view after establishing a sound practice.

However the question remains:  Who is reverent? Who are you at the root? 

Earnest practice yields the answer -  

Unless you make tremendous efforts, you will not be convinced that effort will take you nowhere. The self is so self-confident that unless it is totally discouraged it will not give up. Mere verbal conviction is not enough. Hard facts alone can show the absolute nothingness of the self-image. 

Sri Nisargatta Maharaj


Monday, June 17, 2013



Sometimes I like to talk about the long term fruits of meditation practice.  In other words, how does meditation change us in deep ways vis a vis our views toward life?

Meditation is emptying!  When we empty we drop our beliefs about how we think the world 'ought' to be - When we drop beliefs we open ourselves to seeing things as they actually are - When we come to see things as they are we uncover the reverence deep within us.

ahhhh reverence!  

peace on you,

Saturday, June 1, 2013

how long to meditate?

You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you're too busy; then you should sit for an hour

- old Zen saying.