Tag Archive: wisdom

Perspective Meditation

(based on earlier page published on primemeditation.com in 2011) Many who meditate often see through some suffering, as well as achieve some level of wisdom, through their practice. However, the same people might find meditation to be overly demanding, ineffective, vague, difficult to apply, easy to neglect, misleading, stagnant, or dogmatic. Also, something often feels…
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Dropping Thoughts — Misses the Boat

Eckhart Tolle’s message of ‘dropping thoughts’, along with many other pop-spiritual teachings of dropping concepts, thoughts, ideas, and beliefs, ultimately is a distorted one. Supreme wisdom is the realization that thought and no-thought are non-separate. This is a relating process more than a dropping process. Non-separation isn’t realized by dropping thoughts or projected barriers. Non-separation…
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Interpreting Pain for Growth

Pain can be interpreted in a couple of different ways. The standard interpretation of pain is that it interferes with our life flow, preventing us from experiencing the lifestyle we want. This immature interpretation of pain is called dukkha — suffering. The mature interpretation of pain is that it represents nature communicating something to us…
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Constant and Neverending Maturity

There’s a famous self-help principle called ‘Constant and Neverending Improvement’. I think it’s a great ideal, though for the purpose of meditation, I like to tweak it and say ‘Constant and Neverending Maturity’ is what we’re looking for. Ok, so what’s the difference? Well, maturity, ultimately, is the consummate fulfillment of our life experience. It…
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