The Daily Tejaniya

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

Post by Nicolas » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:22 pm

The Daily Tejaniya, August 3, 2017 wrote:If we could feel about meditation at home like we do on retreat, if we could bring home that same commitment to mindfulness, and sustain it, we would see big changes.

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Re: The Daily Tejaniya

Post by Nicolas » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:34 pm

The Daily Tejaniya, August 8, 2017 wrote:Some yogis ask until when do they have to practice. Well, the unwholesome states of mind are very skillful at taking their place in the mind. It's like musical chairs. We have to build mindfulness, samadhi, right effort and all so that we get to the chair first. When that happens consistently, you will know you've got ahead of the game.

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Re: The Daily Tejaniya

Post by Nicolas » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:52 pm

The Daily Tejaniya, August 26, 2017 wrote:Once somebody is looking for the mind, there's something wrong. Because everything that's happening, everything there is, is mind.

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Re: The Daily Tejaniya

Post by Nicolas » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:55 pm

The Daily Tejaniya, October 2, 2017 wrote:You need to learn from what you are doing, not just sit there and expect results.
The Daily Tejaniya, October 5, 2017 wrote:Never make a decision because you like or dislike something.
The Daily Tejaniya, October 29, 2017 wrote:The defilements are very dominant in the mind. They are very experienced, they are very skillful, and they will always get their way if we are not aware they are present. If you don't fully recognize them and bring in wisdom, they will take over your mind.
The Daily Tejaniya, November 3, 2017 wrote:We need to keep watching the mind all the time. We have to keep a tag on the mind, always being aware of what is going on, and keep working on it. It is a full-time job. As long as you are busy doing good things, you have no time to do anything bad.

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Re: The Daily Tejaniya

Post by Nicolas » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:42 pm

The Daily Tejaniya, November 10, 2017 wrote:If the quality of your mind was really important to you, you would always pay attention to it and take care of it. You would always check the state of your mind, in every situation. You have to take care of you mind first, and then you can relate to others.
The Daily Tejaniya, November 11, 2017 wrote:If enjoyment naturally arises in the present moment, know that it is happening, but don't get carried away. Don't get involved, and also don't suppress it. Recognize it is happening and be with it.
The Daily Tejaniya, November 13, 2017 wrote:The moment we become aware, we replace not knowing with knowing. Only when we know, can we understand and develop an interest in what is happening. Understanding what is happening will bring peace to the mind.

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Re: The Daily Tejaniya

Post by Nicolas » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:45 pm

The Daily Tejaniya, November 18, 2017 wrote: Check yourself often: are you tense or relaxed?
The Daily Tejaniya, November 19, 2017 wrote: Practice in a relaxed way, but don't stop practicing.
The Daily Tejaniya, November 29, 2017 wrote: The defilements which arise in the observing mind affect you more significantly than the ones you see passing through your mind as your experience. The latter do not matter so much, but it is very important to watch out for the ones that infiltrate the observing mind.

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