alan wrote:There is a simple reason for why I felt unwelcome--the fact that I was often banned for saying what I thought!
But I'm more mellow now--the past several months have been very good to me. Maybe I'll even know when to let go, and when to move on.
You are free to say whatever it is you think just as long as it falls within the bounds of the Terms of Service, and in saying that, welcome back and that you are always welcome here!
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah