tisdag 16 december 2014

The bowl and the telescope


I sometimes get the question as to why we have so much talks, texts and interactions in our tradition. 
I have two analogies as an answer to that one.
First, only meditating is like putting a bowl of milk on the table and expect it to become butter. 
You have to churn in order for it to turn into butter, thats where the interactions come in.
Next, Meditation is like an giant telescope turned inward. 
Theory, talks, texts are there to point out what you should look for.
You might have an very big and shiny telescope, but if you don't know what to look for...
The same applies to the other way. 
You might know, in detail, what to look for, but without a telescope to look into, how will you find it? 

 Personal realization is the key. 
This is your Journey, so just fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride.
We must each and all find our own way to the realization. 
Noone else can do it for us. 
We do this by reading texts like this, experiencing the world, observing our mind, our thoughts, the world around us. 
Doing it this way we come to truly understand the nature of us. 
Of you.

Thank you for your practice.


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