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Month: February, 2018

Thoughts

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It is not possible to stop thinking. The more we try to stop thinking the more thoughts we have. That is why I said: it is natural that thoughts will arise. So what we are trying to do is to be aware, to be mindful of the thoughts themselves. Thoughts, sounds, sensations, whatever there is in the mind and the body. So in that sort of meditation if you have thoughts there is no need to have a conflict.

Nothing Special

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There is a meditation master in Sri Lanka who says that when we sit, if we think meditation is something special then we will have special problems! So here we are trying to give special attention to the breath and then the breath behaves in an unusual way, and when you ignore the breath it becomes normal.

So don’t see meditation and breathing as something special and just be with it. And even when you are outside, when you think you are not meditating, just continue to have a connection with the breath, to continue to be aware of the breath at other times also.