mind is the Buddha
A swing and a miss - strike one. No balls - one strike.
Laymen are Buddhas
Foul tip off the end of the bat - strike two. No balls - two strikes.
Unless they see their nature
Ump calls strike three - he's outta there!
As a practicing Theravadin this line of thinking is very inspirational to me and my practice.
Metta - (no one loves you more than i do bodom!)
Oh so ya wanna play hard ball do ya?
Well I guess I will have to return the book and never read Bodhidharma again. Thanks alot Anicca!
I knew I would probably take some slack for that but hey what the heck.
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on Sun May 23, 2010 8:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah