Practice keeping the mind cheerful & bright to enjoy living (Nararatana)
- "We must practice putting the mind back into shape. Before we do anything, while we're doing it, and after it's done, we have to practice keeping the mind cheerful and bright, with a constant sense of well-being. This will help us to gain strength of body and strength of mind and to enjoy living. The mind will blossom, and whatever we have to learn we will understand and remember with ease, just as a blossoming flower opens itself to welcome drops of dew and fresh air."
From: An Iridescence on the Water
by Chao Khun Nararatana Rajamanit
Translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
For Free Distribution, as a gift of Dhamma, from Access to Insight and Thanissaro Bhikkhu
With metta / Antony.
- But a blossoming flower has a very short life!How may a Buddhist meditator maintain blossoming in the here & now to be "cheerful and bright" to the last day of living?Tep
- Practice practice practice!Smile now(And now)This is a real skill to learn!Metta,Had
On Apr 9, 2014, at 3:28 PM, <tepsastri@...> wrote:But a blossoming flower has a very short life!How may a Buddhist meditator maintain blossoming in the here & now to be "cheerful and bright" to the last day of living?Tep