Meditation is Supposed to be Easy

"You should reach your goal with no more effort than the wind needs to scatter a handful of dust into the air." - Buddha Meditation is not supposed to require a tremendous amount of effort. What takes effort is getting orientated---mustering up the diligence to practice for oneself and all beings, and finding the meditation … Continue reading Meditation is Supposed to be Easy

How to See What Isn’t There

LSD is the quickest, easiest option. But, it's illegal, somewhat hard to come by, unreliable, and only offers temporary, conditional glimpses. The point of formless Samatha is to investigate something that can't be investigated---your own absence. In Vipassana, what we're really doing is looking for ourselves in all phenomena. We're looking at thoughts, views, feelings, … Continue reading How to See What Isn’t There

If the I is Just A Thought, Then Who’s the Thinker?

If the mind is like a cloth, and all experiences (including the experience of self) are folds and wrinkles in it, then who's folding the cloth? This is what we identify with, ya know? If we just identified as a fold---a product of the mind---from the get-go, then there'd be no problem. Instead, this fold … Continue reading If the I is Just A Thought, Then Who’s the Thinker?