Jun 27, 2017

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AVOIDING MISAPPREHENSION AND DEVIATED ATTITUDE TOWARDS MEDITATION (Tránh hiểu lầm và thái độ lệch chuẩn về thiền)

AVOIDING MISAPPREHENSION AND DEVIATED ATTITUDE TOWARDS MEDITATION (Tránh hiểu lầm và thái độ lệch chuẩn về thiền) AVOIDING MISAPPREHENSION AND DEVIATED ATTITUDE TOWARDS MEDITATION When Bodhisattva Shantideva was still a monk at Nalanda Monastery, he did nothing but slept all day in a corner of the garden. One day, the monastery warden came and reproached:  ·         Don’t you, a bhikkhu, feel ashamed? ·         About what? ·         Why don’t you do things a bhikkhu often does? ·         Like? ·         Sitting meditation! ·         I’ve never get distracted, so why should I? This anecdote gives us, those who are on the path of cultivation, the ultimate meaning of meditation. This will help avoid misunderstanding and deviated attitude towards meditation, widening our vision of this aspect of spirituality.    MEDITATION IN THE EYES OF BUDDHIST PRACTITIONERS & SOME WARNINGS   Normally, people do label meditation with the sitting posture, thus leading to the popularity of Zen terminology – “sitting meditation”. It describes the image of a Buddhist sitting in a meditative mood in front of the Buddha


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