Sam Vara wrote: ↑Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:27 pm
Glad to hear! His words always hit home for me, they reflect a keen interest in the mind.
Here are some more (backlogging):
The Daily Tejaniya, September 2, 2019 wrote:
When you know the peaceful mind continuously, and you know everything that's happening in the mind, you'll also immediately notice when a speck of greed, hatred or delusion comes to disturb that peace. At this point, you can immediately recognize the thought that preceded that shift from a peaceful mind to an agitated mind.
The Daily Tejaniya, August 30, 2019 wrote:
I want you to use your wisdom to continue the work. Collect this gold dust a bit more each day, day by day. Mindfulness is a lifetime commitment, not a part-time job. It is something you really, really need to do all the time.
The Daily Tejaniya, August 29, 2019 wrote:
You have to play, play with awareness and the mind. Then it becomes very interesting. Use your know-how and wit. If meditation feels like a responsibility, it'll just be a burden. Create your world.
The Daily Tejaniya, August 21, 2019 wrote:
If we are practicing correctly, then life will always be new and interesting because we are always seeing more. We are observing nature happening in the deepest possible way. This is nature, experiencing nature.
The Daily Tejaniya, August 12, 2019 wrote:
When it is quiet or when it is noisy, which is better? When the mind judges or has a preference for something to be better, then it will automatically develop a reaction if the opposite happens. Right view is to not have a preference. Sound is just sound, nature.
The Daily Tejaniya, August 7, 2019 wrote:
The world is a creation of the mind. So there is no need to look outside. Everything is happening right here in our own minds.
The Daily Tejaniya, August 2, 2019 wrote:
If you have the right attitude then everything is no problem, and the object does not disturb you. Any object is a dhamma object, dhamma nature. Even pain can be an object. Pain is an object; no pain is also an object. Object is object. If you understand object as object, the mind can't attach and can't resist. Objects help your awareness. You can use any object to grow mindfulness, stability of mind, and wisdom.
The Daily Tejaniya, July 31, 2019 wrote:
For as long as you can tolerate the pain you might want to learn from it. When the pain is there, what does the mind think? How does that thinking make the mind feel? How does the thinking affect the feeling and vice versa? When the pain starts increasing, how does the mind's attitude about it change? You want to see how a change in the thinking and state of mind affects your experience of the physical. It becomes an experiment.
The Daily Tejaniya, July 29, 2019 wrote:
When there is pain, do we like the pain? No? That's because we have decided that pain is not good. But pain is a natural phenomenon. When there's body, there will be discomfort. It's not a problem, it's just a manifestation of nature. When we think it's a problem, when we think that there should not be pain, then every time pain comes we make it a problem.
The Daily Tejaniya, July 28, 2019 wrote:
"Painful" is the name that aversion, dosa, gives to a sensation. If you can really get to the point where you can relax the mind until there is no dosa, you can look at the same sensation and find it's just an interesting sensation to observe. Instead of a solid kind of hard sensation you will find that it becomes much softer, that there's more movement.
The Daily Tejaniya, July 27, 2019 wrote:
When there is pain, aversion exaggerates the situation, making the pain seem stiff, hard, or solid. In reality, it may not be that painful. In the absence of aversion, there are just subtle sensations; the pain will no longer seem solid. Even the concept of "pain" may disappear.
The Daily Tejaniya, July 26, 2019 wrote:
When there is pain, the mental feelings and reactions are strong and therefore easy to observe. Learn to watch anger and resistance, tension or discomfort in the mind. If necessary, alternate between checking your feelings and the attitude behind your resistance. Keep reminding yourself to relax the body and mind.
The Daily Tejaniya, July 8, 2019 wrote:
Thinking and seeing are very similar in nature. In the practice of being aware of thinking, you have to make yourself conscious that you are thinking. You have to remind yourself, again and again, "Oh, thinking is happening," until you are able to view thinking objectively, and not identify with the thinker. If you apply the same pattern to seeing, and keep reminding yourself "seeing is happening," you are able to step away from it a little bit. Remind yourself, "seeing is happening, seeing is happening," and you can stop identifying with the seer.
The Daily Tejaniya, July 7, 2019 wrote:
When you close your eyes to meditate, you may get the impression there is suddenly a lot of thinking. But the mind is actually thinking all the time. You just do not notice it because when your eyes are open you are paying more attention to external objects than to thoughts.