"You tell me to stand still, but I am not walking," he shouted, "whereas you who are walking say you are still. How is it that you are standing still but I am not?"
The Buddha turned round. "My legs move but my mind is still," he said. "Your legs are still but your mind moves all the time in a fire of anger, hatred, and feverish desire. Therefore, I am still but you are not."
Why do not we ask/ give question? If no ask, no thiinking whether we can growth up?
Meditation mean that no thinking, i don't think so, that is the way to make us have fresh ideas, make us have a deep thinking.
If the live have no oposite, is it good for us. May be still answer "no". If we never do wrong, we'll never get right.If you never love a person so much, you will never feel so so bad when he went away.
I absolutely agree. To me the forum has too many statements, but too little actions. We cannot be active, unless we question, be it others (on the outside) or ourselves, on the inside. Spirituality is something that is supposed to bring new ideas, thus those who speak of real spirituality must be questioning everything. What's use of repeating well known truths?
Who can say they have reached the point after which there is no further possibility of development?
We either grow stronger, or grow weaker. Which course of action is which?
Thank you for adding some questions to enliven the forum
regards from dubai,
Farkhad: I guess to keep us on course. If you review Master's teachings along those past 10-15 years, the well known truths are always there, only the way how to convey them to the students differed from seminar to seminar. And, the most profound truths that was taught by master was: APPLY, WORK, TRANFER, MEDITATE etc. , cause it is well known truth that one second of practice is more worth than tons of theory.
Have a good time in Colombo.
Indeed, we pay attention not to words, but to actions But how do we know if our actions are right, unless we question them? How do we know what is meant by these words, unless we keep on meditating on it?
...is the answer to your so many questions.
If you TRULY, consider somebody as your GURU (Spiritual Teacher), the first precondition to be hers/his disciple is unconditional faith in the teaching you receive and guidance you follow.
But,...if you question something you do not understand and yet your faith is conditional, than you are splitting your energy into the labyrinth of ego mind, searching for the answer in the concepts for the issue that is out of any human concept.
I agree there; for me, it's faith, meditation, action, with the constant help of our Inner Beings, whom we learn to listen to while meditating. From the moment you "feel" like "acting", just "act", and stop as soon as you consider the action is finished. You feel it inside. That way, you, more or less, put your "ego" aside. You try to, anyway!
L & L