Why we meditate … on a personal and planetary level
Meditation develops “inner sight,” which is an exploration into the world of the spirit, of self-knowledge, of the energies of divine light and love, of life and death, of consciousness … One does not begin to look inward at the world of spirit with one’s flesh eyes open and looking at the material world …
“Aim for a still, quiet mind. Cease thinking in words. Think instead in images and pictures. Let reality wash over you and learn to ‘just let go.’ Let thoughts and emotions rise and leave naturally, do not cling to them nor attempt to block them.
“Meditation alters one’s very relation to reality. ‘People grasping their own shadows of discrimination become attached to this thing and to that thing and failing to abandon dualism they go on forever and thus never attain tranquility. By tranquility is meant Oneness.'” — Buddha Shakyamuni
“Buddhists … when they sit in meditation … enter a state of tranquility. This is because energy from the universe will start to gather around a person’s body when he calms down and settles his mind. ” — Master Li Hongzhi in Falun Gong (English Version), Chapter I
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/1/2011, 10:34pm
“The necessary and welcome economic growth within our Sangha, in the form of business operations and commercial and domestic investments, has brought along as a byproduct an increasing frequency of disagreements and disputes. There is a need for our society to provide resources for the sane, non-agressive resolution of such conflicts in keeping with the principles of Dharma and the Great Eastern Sun. Accordingly I have decided to institute and appoint the Upaya Council. The function of the Upaya Council shall be to mediate and/or arbitrate commercial and domestic disputes among members of the Vajradhatu community, as individuals, groups, or businesses. It shall be the initial task of the Upaya Council to propose to me and my Privy Council a set of guidelines under which it shall operate. There shall be no internal hierarchy within the Upaya Council and each member shall have an equal voice; the findings of the Council shall be arrived at by unanimous consent.” — Vajracarya the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, Spring, 1979
Sound Healer Jonathan Goldman http://www.healingsounds.com
“We are living in extraordinary times. There are frequency shifts occurring on both personal and planetary levels. We can learn to consciously raise our own vibratory patterns to align with these energies for health and transformation.”
Posted on February 27, 2013, in Buddhism, Meditation and tagged Dharma, Inner Sight, Jonathan Goldman, Non-aggressive Resolution of Conflicts, Oneness, Shambhala, Tranquility, Upaya Council. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.