11729[Meditation Society of America] Re: Dealing With Life Meditations
- Nov 27, 2003--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Eglaelin
> Greetings and Felicitations,SG: this is not non-attachment it is more in the order of
> The danger in non-attachment comes when it is
> used as an excuse to separate ourselves from
> those around us. I will give you an example from
> my own life.
> I used to share a house with several people.
> Among the renters there was a couple where the
> husband was a Buddhist. One day the woman picked
> up her daughter from pre-school. The little girls
> genitals were red and irritated. We decided to
> take her to the doctor. Before we left we called
> the husband and told him what was going on. His
> reply was I will see you after meditation class.
> The hospital reported that the girl had been
> molested. We called the husband again. The same
> reply was given. When he finally showed up he
> said he needed meditation class so that he would
> not be attached to his daughters condition. He
> used non-attachment to hide from what was going
> The present was his daughter was in the hospital
> after being molested. He retreated from the Now
> and hid in his non-attachment. Was knowing
> himself more important that the circumstances of
> the Now? What was more important his
> self-knowledge or the suffering of his daughter?
> This is the danger of simply existing without any
non-attachment is being Fully in the moment as it IS without
denying or coloring other than what is present...... it doesn't
mean turning a blind eye ....... it means being fully present Now
and then when that passes it is gone ........ not attaching to it as
a past or future........
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>