Pass the Butter … Please. Have you read this interesting rumor? But in truth the butter/margarine story actually stated in France, in 1869″
The foundation of Vipassanā is the practice is sīla—moral conduct. Sīla provides a basis for the development of samādhi—concentration of mind; and purification of the mind is achieved through paññā—the wisdom of insight
Vipassanā is a Pali word from the Prakrit language native to the Indian subcontinent and is considered the sacred language of Theravada Buddhism .Vipassana Meditations intention is to purify the mind through a rational process of mental self-observation, thus freeing the self from suffering
Excerpt: Awareness Gathers: Awareness Gathers The Power Of The Divine And Through Impeccable Devotion Is Engulfed By Eternity. – – Jason Cain artist, poet, and writer.
The disciple through devotion and discipline strives to become a Witness of their humanity and its self-awareness. seeking the state of unified awareness, the 8th state of beingness, often simply called Enlightenment.
You feel a sudden onset of intense fear, your palms are sweaty, you are getting heart palpitations, and having difficulty speaking. What you are experiencing …
Struggling to overcome this feeling we take hold of Self’s illusions, we gather these feelings as a miser collects his coins, breathing in …..
In the begging Samadhi will come in flashes of realization, which will grow into long states of heightened perception. Until finally you will simply realize yourself. This is self-realization and is a gate way state that steps into Samadhi.
In zazen breathing it is not necessary to control or manipulate the breath, and you don’t have to make the breath happen in any particular way. Natural breathing will happen by itself if you take a correct posture that is reasonably comfortable and positions your body properly
No Attachment to Dust is a Zen Koan: “Living in the world yet not forming attachments to the dust of the world is the way of a true Zen student – Jason Cain artist, poet, and writer.