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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Power of Meditation

Meditation has the power to clear a busy mind.

The Path

Everything is changing.
It arises and passes away.
The one who realizes this is freed from sorrow.
This is the shining path.

To exist is to know suffering.
Realize this and be freed from suffering.
This is the radiant path.

There is no separate self to suffer.
The one who understands this is free.
This is the path of clarity.

-The Dhammapada

6 Comments:

At 2/09/2006 8:18 AM, Anonymous Daniela Siggia said...

Beautiful-absolutely!

Sending You MUCH light from friendly Canada

Daniela
www.ds-positivethoughs.com

 
At 2/09/2006 9:21 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Interesting...I think it dovetails nicely with this:

"In Buddhism there is a meditation which aims at achieving mental equanimity, the viewing of all sentient beings in the exact same light. In it, the meditator visualizes an enemy, a friend and an acquaintance about whom s/he has no feelings. The meditator thinks of why s/he has certain feelings about each, then remembering that each of the three has been in a different relationship with the meditator in previous lives, reverses the feelings about each, visualizing the friend as the enemy and the enemy as the friend."

http://www.feministsforlife.org/history/leftleft.htm

 
At 2/09/2006 9:39 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Daniella, I'm having trouble getting to your link.

As most people here will attest to, I ain't too smart...help?

 
At 2/09/2006 9:57 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

I got it. I copied and pasted but the "t" is missing.

Pretty site by the way.

 
At 2/13/2006 6:39 AM, Blogger daniela siggia said...

Thanks for the compliment about the site. Meditation has been the one thing I have seen work for ALL my clients that have made an earnest effort to try it. I created the series for those that found no-mind difficult to sustain. We have about 55 different meditations coming soon.

I can't wait to read your book--once the shock of Bush winning was over, Canadians became FASCINATED at how it ever happened. The first time it was a dictatorship--we'll let that slide. But to ask him to come back??????WOW! We are STILL talking about it up here. I can't wait to read about your experiences in those states. You are braver than I.

Daniela Siggia
www.ds-positivethoughts.com

 
At 2/13/2006 8:25 PM, Blogger storiesinamerica said...

Your site is nice...you've inspired me to turn off my computer and relax.

The only time I felt uncomfortable was when I interviewed people at extremely conservative churches...the people who truly believe the end is near and the day to day doesn't matter. Other than that, everyone was incredibly friendly, even the people I thought I would despise...

It's too bad the media plays the left vs. right game. Whenever I asked liberal bashers to define liberal, they were at a loss for words...other than saying, 'Liberals hate America.' They were all O'Reilly loveres. Once you start digging, you learn you have many things in common. It was a great experience.

Back to meditating. It helps on so many levels. I'll check your site again tomorrow. Thanks for leaving your link.

 

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