Monday, October 24, 2005

Nothing to Meditate On

How hard it can be to leave things are they are!

How hard it can be to not try to do something in meditation, and to not try to have an object. How hard to not contaminate your meditation by trying to find something, to correct something, or to judge it as 'good' or 'bad'.

Sometimes we judge our meditation as bad because we've not meditated much lately, and disturbing thoughts seems to proliferate more than before.

Sometimes we judge our meditation as bad because we get 'lost' in those thoughts, and they sweep us away, rather than seeing them for what they are, just empty appearances seemingly arising.

Sometimes we reject what is, our natural state of mind, and wish to substitute another for it, one that is somehow more pure, or more still, or more realised.

We don't need to meditate on anything, or take anything as an object, or reject or accept anything at all.

Simply allow ourselves to rest in minds nature, without beings swept away by thoughts and appearances that seem to arise .....

How wonderful it is when one just rests in the minds natural state, without trying to make it other than what is.

How wonderful when one just watches the arising of thoughts, not lost in them, but seeing them for what they are.

How wonderful when the mind naturally stills and pacifies, simply through simply looking, without manipulation.

How wonderful to not fabricate, to not seek to bring something about, and to allow to settle and unfold naturally.

How wonderful these Mahamudra instructions, which reveal our natural Mahamudra, our mind-as-it-is ... ordinary mind.

How wonderful indeed, to taste the bliss of meditation, and the same taste of all phenomena.

How fortunate indeed are we who contact these teachings, these teachers, these precious opportunities.

Do we take advantage of this precious congruence of conditions ... which presents itself before us?

The greatest gift, the secret of happiness ... the route to peace for all ....

How wonderful!

7 comments:

Tikaviro said...

What I find is that my mental stage changes all the time. Sometimes it's easy to meditate, sometimes not. Sometime I just can not be borthered at all.

If I get to the bad stages, I just walk around and count teh steps, etc. I find that easier than just concentrate on breathing, especially in the city of Bangkok where I live! Happy day!

Meredith said...

Meditation is so wonderful to help us see exactly how things are, especially our own minds. Thoughts arising and dissipating, all in an instant. Staying steady in this is like resting in that natural state you speak of. This is a precious opportunity.

Thank you Chodpa

Suun_Mandal_Ek_Jogi_Bayse said...

i got nirvana(boodh, enlightenment, awakening) by almost the some way as u describe. we hv lot of truth which we must hv to given to humanity

Suun_Mandal_Ek_Jogi_Bayse said...

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Rafe said...

Chopa these are the best instructions on how to meditate I have seen. I think I finally understand the process.

I am moving to Santa Fe and will be with a Kaygu Sangha there.

Thank you for your meditation comments "Nothing to Meditate on"

dharmaweb.org said...

Your instruction is very nice but since I am new to meditation I have to focus on something, such as my breath or my just below my bellybutton. Because if I don't do that, my wandering thought is uncontrollable. Is this wrong?

Chodpa said...

Once again, Rafe, please accept my apologies for the late reply!

I'm really glad you found the post helpful. I truly wish you all the best for your move to Santa Fe, and hope the Sangha there is a wonderful blessing for you :-)

Please let me know how it works out!



>At 5:43 PM, Rafe said...

>Chodpa these are the best >instructions on how to meditate I >have seen. I think I finally >understand the process.

>I am moving to Santa Fe and will be >with a Kaygu Sangha there.

>Thank you for your meditation >comments "Nothing to Meditate on"