ready for this day to be over.
if you like frisbees and also having fun, meet at davis field near 730ish! mitch, mike, and i are going to go chuck em!
Learned audience, to take refuge in a true buddha is to take refuge in our own essence of mind. He who does so should remove from his essence of mind the evil mind, the jealous mind, the flattering and crooked mind, egotism, deceit and falsehood, contemptuousness, snobbishness, fallacious views, arrogance, and all other evils that may arise at any time. To take refuge in ourself is to be constantly on the alert of our own mistakes, and to refrain from criticism of others’ merits or faults. He who is humble and meek on all occasions and is polite to everybody has thoroughly realized his essence of mind, so thoroughly that his path is free from further obstacles. This is the way to take refuge in ourself.
-The Sixth Patriarch Hui-neng, from The Sūtra of Hui-neng
just started doing timed zazen meditations to strengthen my stamina for unfocused focus. its always been hard for me to stay in an out-of-body thought function, keeping my mind distant from my physical self for extended amounts of time. setting an alarm for any amount of time in the future is good in that respect as it trains the mind to stop worrying about how long ive been sitting for so it may relax and absorb, as the alarm will come when it needs to.
hoping to build up to somewhere near an hour of straight meditation by the end of the summer.