Damnit Ash, if you are going to insist
on posting these spy-shots of me at least have the decency to show the whole frame!
Hey mystic, I like to meditate also
... now comparing my little home-grown practice to Vispanessa is, of course, beyond laughable ... but I will throw out this question ... is some sort of identification indicated by a failure to recognize the opposite truth embodied by the seeming indictment of all practice such as? :
Plorel wrote:There is probably a great benefit to those indirect paths like practicing daily meditation, developing generosity or trying to live a moral live. After three month for some, or 30 years for others, one may arrive at a point where it is seen that all those practices lead to nowhere and have been a total waste of time concerning awakening.
In that mind might finally give up hope to find resolution to the personal dilemma and give in to a greater truth. It may as well take up another pratice for another 30 years though. One might argue why not skip the 30 years of useless pratice and surrender immediatly? Probably because surrender is nothing mind can do but something that happens despite the mind when hope is lost and it is seen that all attemps to succeed on a personal level will inevitably end up in failure.
Read through Plorel's posts and you'll find quite a bit of stillness and void. A recurring theme in several threads on the forum is the complete lack of any need for any type of practice whatsoever. My mind thinks it can grasp why this is (
) ... and yet, as I mentioned, I certainly do meditate, and while I don't think about why I do this I feel the difference when I do and when I don't.
Does this provoke any thought on your part?
Stop talking. Hear every sound as background. Look straight ahead and focus. Take one deep breath. This is you. This is Now.