Is this ok? Yeah. It’s ok.
It is a thing I’ve been avoiding. I haven’t wanted to discuss addiction. But, in all honesty, addiction has been my teacher and I pay infinite respect to my guru.
Here are some lessons I’ve learned about ‘letting go’.
Extracting discussion of Mindfulness of Breath from Thanisarro Bhikkhu’s: “A Meditator’s Tools”. This is all from the introduction. It is so beautiful!
Open 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. This heart bleeds for you, and for us and for them. I open it further and the blood gushes, filling the infinite mulitverses with a physical and nurturing compassion.
Walking, standing, sitting, lying down. Stream-entered, carried along– you will meet the ocean, evaporate, and become a cloud.
Thich Nhat Hanh (I’ll just use TNH) suggests that we Christian folk remain within the Christian tradition. He encourages us to look deeply into the traditions of our ancestors. Sounds great, but what are the traditions of our ancestors?
I made a pilgrimage to New York in 2005 (or so? i can’t remember). No money. No food. Newly diagnosed with type-1 diabetes. My friend and I rode with some truck driver. We were carried on a wave of inscrutable compassion.
The western mind is skeptical of everything.. and for good reason.
Sharing for the benefit of beings everywhere. Beautifying this Buddha realm with Dhamma. Enjoy.