I have approached the core of all things, and felt it is as much within as it is without.

And I'd love to hear what you think it's all about :)

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Meditation quotes :)

Neat little tips for anyone struggling with bringing meditation into their life.

Stop asking.

Those who ask “who am I?” or “what is the meaning of life?” are asking for a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. Quit grasping, be silent, and see that this - this moment, right now - is. As Alan Watts put it most beautifully: “What you are basically, deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself.”

The view is to look at reality, which is beyond the intellect.
Meditation is to rest in a state of distraction.
Conduct is to sustain unceasingly whatever naturally occurs.
The result is to abandon hopes, fears, and conventional terms.

Milarepa

On meditation, one person asked another ‘Where are you going with this?’ To which the other replied ‘Nowhere, I am staying.’

8 - me

Thoughts on Unsatisfactoriness

We cannot seek suffering, it will come to you if it is needed. Naturally it is eminent in our being, of our processes day to day, but it is not necessary as a goal of growth to actively want to embrace it. It will embrace you - when necessary.

I heard a very amusing story: ‘the question is: is a zebra a white horse with black stripes, or a black horse with white stripes? The answer is: it is an invisible horse which has been stripred white and black so people won’t bump into it.’ Now, in a similar way, reality is an invisible state of affairs, Beyond all description and thought. But it has been striped black and white, so as to be seen.

Alan Watts

Having come into this world you should contemplate its nature. Everything there is, is preparing to disappear.

Ajahn Chah