Hello friends and Venerable Sirs.
I am working with the garden metaphor.
(Planting seeds, tending to seeds, chipping away at the giant trees, weeding the garden of undesirable plants, planting the right seeds - just for starters)
Does anyone else here use this metaphor in evaluation? Can you share your experience if this is so.
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven BodhesakoNanavira Thera's teachings - An existential approach to the Dhamma
| Ven. Bodhesako's essay on anicca