tiltbillings wrote:This is an hour well spent: Knowing, Awareness And Wisdom
Don’t underestimate the value of this insight, of realizing how often the mind is lost in the thoughts and feelings and dramas of our minds. Because most people don’t know this about their minds. Because unless we have taken the time and turned the attention inward people don’t know, they don’t know this about themselves, and because they don’t know this about themselves and they aren’t particularly motivated to awaken from this dreamlike flow of delusion. So this understanding that we all have…is an important one. It becomes a powerful motivating force, we see how often we are asleep, and it motivates us, ok can I be more awake in my life. So this is the power of mindfulness, it’s noticing, the present momentary memory, instead of being lost in or identifying with what is arising, we know what’s arising, we know that we know.
You are welcome. Joseph Goldstein is one of the better teachers out there.phil wrote: So if you are in a bit of a summer sumbery slumpish state, I recommend this talk for a stirring wake up call. Thanks to tiltbilling for having linked to it.
Joseph's talks on the Satipatthana Sutta have been turned into a 400+ page book, MINDFULNESS: A Practical Guide to Awakening. It is worth having.upekha wrote:Thanks tiltbillings for the link.
However, I am unable to listen to it as I am short of hearing.it is a pity as I know there are many good talks on Dharma seed.
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