The Daily Tejaniya

On the cultivation of insight/wisdom
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Re: The Daily Tejaniya

Post by aflatun » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:21 pm

The Daily Tejaniya July 28, 2018 wrote:
Only when you step back are you able to see that the process of awareness is actually happening naturally. That's why I sometimes ask yogis: "Have you noticed that you can hear even though you are not listening; that seeing is happening even though you are not trying to look at anything; and that even though you are not paying attention, your mind already knows things?"
The Daily Tejaniya July 29, 2018 wrote:
I would like yogis to get to the point where they realize that without focusing or paying attention, the nature of knowing is happening. They are too busy thinking they are practicing. They need to step back in order to see what is happening. They need to switch from doing to recognizing.
"People often get too quick to say 'there's no self. There's no self...no self...no self.' There is self, there is focal point, its not yours. That's what not self is."

Ninoslav Ñāṇamoli
Senses and the Thought-1, 42:53

"Those who create constructs about the Buddha,
Who is beyond construction and without exhaustion,
Are thereby damaged by their constructs;
They fail to see the Thus-Gone.

That which is the nature of the Thus-Gone
Is also the nature of this world.
There is no nature of the Thus-Gone.
There is no nature of the world."

Nagarjuna
MMK XXII.15-16

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Re: The Daily Tejaniya

Post by aflatun » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:00 pm

The Daily Tejaniya July 19, 2018 wrote: YOGI:
When aversion arises, usually something more
interesting then quickly comes up and the mind is
like, "Okay, this is good, because I don't need
to look at the aversion anymore."

SUT:
You are trying to avoid watching aversion. [Emphatically]:
If there's aversion, I don't care what other object comes in, or
how interesting it is, you must stay with aversion. Because for
you, you want to avoid it. But aversion is a very, very impor-
tant lesson. If you don't get this lesson you'll just keep
going in circles, no matter how long you practice.
"People often get too quick to say 'there's no self. There's no self...no self...no self.' There is self, there is focal point, its not yours. That's what not self is."

Ninoslav Ñāṇamoli
Senses and the Thought-1, 42:53

"Those who create constructs about the Buddha,
Who is beyond construction and without exhaustion,
Are thereby damaged by their constructs;
They fail to see the Thus-Gone.

That which is the nature of the Thus-Gone
Is also the nature of this world.
There is no nature of the Thus-Gone.
There is no nature of the world."

Nagarjuna
MMK XXII.15-16

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