When Awareness Becomes Natural

When Awareness Becomes Natural

Author: Sayadaw U Tejaniya

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781611803075

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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A funny and engaging guide to finding awareness in daily activities beyond sitting meditation—from a rising leader in the Insight Meditation community Meditation is great, but it's not what Buddhist practice is all about. Deep insight and liberation from suffering can be found in any ordinary activity—from sorting the laundry to data entry—as long as we approach them with the necessary awareness. Such is the teaching of Buddhist monk Sayadaw U Tejaniya, who himself learned to cultivate awareness in the raucous years he spent in the Burmese textile business before taking his final monastic ordination at the age of thirty-six. In this refreshingly modern guide, Sayadaw U Tejaniya teaches us how to bring awareness to all activities. By training ourselves to be aware of the clinging and aversion that arise in any situation, calm and deep insight will naturally follow. “The object of attention is not really important,” he teaches, but “the observing mind that is working in the background. If the observing is done with the right attitude, any object is the right object.” The flame of wisdom can be kindled in the midst of any life, even one that might seem too full of personal and professional commitments to allow for it.

When Awareness Becomes Natural

When Awareness Becomes Natural

Author: Sayadaw U Tejaniya

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834840164

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 947

The flame of wisdom can be kindled in the midst of any life, even one that might seem too full of personal and professional commitments to allow for it. Such is the teaching of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, who himself learned to cultivate awareness in the raucous years he spent in the Burmese textile business before taking his final monastic ordination at the age of thirty-six. Train yourself to be aware of the clinging and aversion that arise in any situation, he teaches. If you can learn to do that, calm and deep insight will naturally follow. It’s a method that works as well for sorting the laundry or doing data entry as it does in formal sitting meditation. "The object of attention is not really important," he teaches, "the observing mind that is working in the background to be aware is of real importance. If the observing is done with the right attitude, any object is the right object."

Becoming Aware

Becoming Aware

Author: Velma Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: 0787237531

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 576

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There is inside you all of the potential to be whatever you want to be -- all of the energy to do whatever you want to do. Imagine yourself as you would like to be, doing what you want to do, and each day, take one step ... toward your dream. And though at times it may seem too difficult to continue, hold on to your dream. One morning you will awake to find that you are the person you dreamed of -- doing what you wanted to do -- simply because you had the courage to believe in your potential and to hold on to your dream.

Biology Of Enlightenment

Biology Of Enlightenment

Author: Mukunda Rao

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9789350292495

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

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In this book we meet with the modern sage, U.G. Krishnamurti, and listen to his penetrating voice describing life and reality as it is. What is body and what is mind? Is there a soul? Is there a beyond, a God? What is enlightenment? Is there a life after death? Never before have these questions been tackled with such simplicity, candour and clarity. In these unpublished early conversations with friends (1967-71), U.G.discusses in detail his search for the truth and how he underwent radical biological changes in 1967. Preferring to call it the natural state over enlightenment, he insists that whatever transformation he has undergone is within the structure of the human body and not in the mind at all. It is the natural state of being that sages like the Buddha, Jesus and, in modern times, Sri Ramana, stepped into. And U.G.never tires of pointing out that 'this is the way you, stripped of the machinations of thought, are also functioning.'