Planting Seeds

Think for a moment of a tomato plant. A healthy plant can have over a hundred tomatoes on it. In order to get this tomato plant with all these tomatoes on it, we need to start with a small dried seed. That seed doesn’t look like a tomato plant. It sure doesn’t taste like a tomato plant. If you didn’t know for sure, you would not even believe it could be a tomato plant. Continue reading

Confusion is always a better state to be in than living in stupid conclusions

The more you seek the spiritual path, the more confused you’re becoming. That’s a good sign, because confusion is always a better state to be in than living in stupid conclusions. With the stupid conclusions that you had made in your life, there was comfort, there was solace, and there was convenience. There was a false sense of security in these. Now you step onto a spiritual path and everything becomes turmoil. Continue reading

Emerging

Contemplation on death will bring you a deepening sense of what we call “renunciation,” in Tibetan ngé jung. Ngé means “actually” or “definitely,” and jung means to “come out,” “emerge,” or “be born.” The fruit of frequent and deep reflection on death will be that you will find yourself “emerging,” often with a sense of disgust, from your habitual patterns Continue reading

Meditation is not a seasonal flower…… It is a very big tree

One thing has to be remembered about meditation: it is a long journey, and there is no shortcut. Anyone who says there is a short cut is befooling you.

Meditation is a long journey because the change is very deep and s achieved after many lives, many lives of routine habits, thinking desiring, and the mind structure. Those you have to drop through meditation. In fact, it is almost impossible but it happens. Continue reading