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The Power Of Meditation


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#1 Michael John Smith

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 05:26 PM

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"If we can attain nondual, nonconceptual awareness in meditation, we are engaged in profound political activity, . . .
While our nondualistic, nonconceptual meditation is purifying our own obscurations and afflictions and thereby transforming our personal experience of others, it is also becoming a spark of buddha activity in those others. As our meditation becomes effective, the attitude of others towards us begins to change, and they themselves begin to turn inward and to search with greater conscientiousness through the stuff of their own minds and lives for spiritual solutions to their own problems. And as the power of our meditation increases, this effect reaches ever-widening concentric circles of sentient beings with whom we have karmic interdependence, which in this day and age includes not only our immediate family and friends, working associates, and local communities, but also everyone with whom we are connected through all the media of our lives.

--from The Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, edited, introduced and annotated by Lama Tashi Namgyal "

#2 Michael John Smith

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 10:17 AM

When we find refuge in ourselves, in the stillness of our body, the silence of our speech and the spaciousness of our mind we are protecting not only ouselves but others open to our protection - we hold ourselves within our space but also many others within that limitless space.

If our first reaction is to get angry at someone because of something he or she has said or done but we take refuge in our own stillness, silence and spaciousness, the anger is transformed into compassion for that person and he or she is held dearly within our field of compassion, within our intrinsic awareness of both our own and his/her true nature.

Can we even talk of karma or karmic connection within that refuge of stillness, silence and spaciousness?




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