KwanSeum wrote:Do not try to become anything.
Do not make yourself into anything.
Do not be a meditator.
Do not become enlightened.
When you sit, let it be.
When you walk, let it be.
Grasp at nothing.
If you haven't wept deeply, you haven't begun to meditate.
- Ajahn Chah
Sanghamitta wrote:bodom wrote:"If you haven't cried deeply a number of times, your meditation hasn't really begun." - Ajahn Chah
I was present when Luang Por Chah said this...and on that occasion it was quite clear that the tears he was responding to were to tears of despair and frustration as a result of the questioner feeling that their meditation was fruitless and painful., but as has been pointed out that was in response to a particular person. On other occasions he might have been addressing a different emotional cause.
mikenz66 wrote:I like Ajahn Chah but this is not really a poem. It's short extracts, devoid of context, from, I believe, at least three different talks, most of which you can probably find on http://www.ajahnchah.org/
KwanSeum wrote:mikenz66 wrote:I like Ajahn Chah but this is not really a poem. It's short extracts, devoid of context, from, I believe, at least three different talks, most of which you can probably find on http://www.ajahnchah.org/
What makes you think it's out of context and not written as a single piece of writing?
catmoon wrote:Ajahn Chah is very important to me. He is the irrefutable proof that you don't have to be a member of my particular organization to really, really know what's what. I suppose he has passed on now?
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