I remember a monk telling of some ancient story about the Buddha (or a main main disciple)
talking about future signs of declension of Buddha Dhamma. Among those where having robes
including a bag before the belly and monks writing poems. That is all I remember.
Anyone ever heard of that?
"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as ‘concentration’, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps ‘unification’ is a better rendition, as samadhi means ‘to bring together’. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It’s a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience."