Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

Postby dhamma_newb » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:25 pm

"If we are attached to having only good experiences in meditation then bad experiences tend to come. If we are averse to bad experiences, good experiences tend not to happen. Meditation is knowing how to simply watch the experience, whether it be good or bad. If we can watch like this, we will realise that things are simply the way they are; there is no inherent good or bad. Our responsibility is merely to acknowledge whatever we are experiencing." - Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw
The watched mind brings happiness.
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Re: Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:04 am

Yes - so true! I think the above should be chiseled in granite and highlighted with gold leaf.
Thanks for sharing, Don!

"Only those who take to meditation with good intentions can be assured of success. With the development of the purity and the power of the mind backed by the insight into the ultimate truth of nature, one might be able to do a lot of things in the right direction for the benefit of mankind."

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