For Part One Some sounds are naturally annoying and abrasive, but most of them only piss us off when we fill them up with stories. Imagine a loved one saying, "Fuck you, you're a piece of shit," in a loud, shrill voice even though you didn't do anything wrong. That might piss you off, make … Continue reading Listening Meditation Part Two
Open monitoring is like listening to that one wind make all these sounds; fixed-attention is like the wind falling until everything's silent. Self-inquiry is asking, "Who's listening?"
All the teachings are just reasons to not grasp at or onto things. The methods are ways to let us see those reasons directly, or to give us the courage to not grasp. The grasping mind is what's at work behind all our problems. Grasping links things together that aren't naturally bound up. I have … Continue reading All About Non-Grasping