Sunday, April 25, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
In our daily lives, living in real World, we often get agitated without realising it.
Bhante shared with us, how to deal with it.
- Be Aware
- Accept whatever has risen,
- Aware of feelings, look into our body sensations
- Just Looking without Reacting.
- Be calm and investigate the causes of the "unwelcome visitors"
When we meditate, we have to be natural and dont force. We will be wiser in time to come.
Bhante Kumara, gave a simili:- "A pool of Water."
Beneath the pool of water is thick mud. When the pool is stirred, the mud floats up and make the water muddy. If the water is muddy, seeing with clarity is impossible. To end our suffering we have to see and understand the causes, like looking at the base of the water.
When we are angry, we have chatterings in our mind. These chatterings are being manifested in our thoughts. The more we manifest, the stirring goes on, as such, we cannot see the causes.
The night i returned from the retreat, i was full of energy and couln't sleep. I mediated while my husband took a short rest. When he woke up, i was still sitting quietly. Without knowing that i was meditating, he asked me a few questions. At first, i anwered him, as he asked more and more, i got agitated and my tone was not so pleasing.
Immediately, my son asked me "Mom why are you forcing yourself to meditate? Bhante taught us to be Aware of our surroundings" Reflecting on it, my son is right. Just be Aware and don't force into meditation. We can learn from anyone regardless of age and gender. So let us share and learn from each other.