dali48 and meditating in SHA in the 60s...
27.10.1999 - Interpretation of dali48
A life without hope - is a life full of peace, joy and compassion... - All hope is based on the fact that we estimate the past - and project it into the future - Everyone who has practiced "za-zen" for a while recognizes - that there is no past and no future - except in our head. There is nothing but self, and the self is always here and present. It is not hidden. We run around like crazy - and try to find something called self. There is nothing around us which is not self. So what are we looking for? - The other people are not me - My life is absolute - Nobody can live it for me. There is no possibility that you will, e.g. feel my pain - or I feel yours. If I know what that means - then I am free. I have no hope - I have no need for anything else... - Love is a word (see JM Simmel, "Love is only a word" - see Dalida, "Paroles, paroles" etc. - d.48)... - which in Buddhist texts is not often mentioned - Love (compassion) is not an emotion, infatuation, or enthusiasm (see idealization, etc. - d.48)... - When the images break - and this will always happen in a close relationship - such "love" becomes enmity, and it ends in disputes... - When we experience suffering directly - the melting-in of the wrong emotions can begin, and true compassion can arise... - In reality, however, we are all looking for an ideal life, partner, profession, place of residence - The longer we suffer, the clearer it becomes with the time:
All that we are looking for will disappoint us - because there are no perfect beings, jobs, housing etc... (Joko Beck)
Golden Snow Life is not perfect dali48, the longer we live the more we realize that the moment we live in is the moment that matters. for soon it too will be the past. I believe the theses words Quote: because there are no perfect beings, jobs, housing etc... (Joko Beck)unquote. As we come to this realization our lives become easier to live.I have learned from you dali48 that mindfulness is also something that we can bring to any aspect of our day to day life, cultivating the same qualities of curiosity, acceptance, and warmth, we can then accept life as it is.
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