17099Faithe's Comment on Farming and Meditation
- Apr 6, 2010
Meditation is a lot like farming. You have to have faith that if you make the effort to plant the seed that this is better than barren ground. First you have to get the ground ready, start fresh by plowing all the weeds under, try to live the best that you can by giving up bad behavior, remove weeds that suck away from the good growth that is to come. You also have to balance the fertilizer to get the best yield possible. Then you plant the seeds; you make the commitment to this kind of future. There are different kinds of good seed, you just have to look around at what you have to work with, your soil and climate, and find the path, the technique, that works best for you. And now there is the weather, you just have to trust the process and take whatever comes. Maybe you can say the weather is effortless because you have no control over it, but at any rate just offer up the problems that occur, weather, and accept what comes. So you trust the weather, and because of you past karma what ever happens happens, but it will be a learning experience. You keep trying and eventually, if not this year, then next year, you come out and notice that your field has all this new growth and you suddenly see this wonderful vitality; however, now with enlightenment, the wonderment of this vital energy, the work begins. You have studied agriculture, you are not going by guess here, and you know that you have to get to work in earnest and weed that which takes away from the good plantings; also look for insects, like bad friends that take away from your good efforts. Eventually your notice with the harvest that life is getting better, that yes there were problems along the way, but those problems seem like some distant worry that no longer is of concern. Maybe you die and become reincarnated to new land or maybe you work really hard on this particular farm. You have become richer, but now you have to keep at it, do the cycle over and over and become better and better over time. Eventually you become one with the vitality that comes from working the land.
--- On Sun, 4/4/10, tarah513 <faithearden@...> wrote:
From: tarah513 <faithearden@...>
Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Re: Practice Makes Perfect by Kir Li Molari
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2010, 5:20 PM
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<no_reply@.. .> wrote:
> By Grace alone effort is effortless. The farmer
> makes an effort while planting his crop. By Grace,
> the crop grows effortlessly. The farmer then reaps
> the harvest and distributes it, and many are nurtured.
I sure can tell that you are not a farmer! I am a farmer. Let me tell
you, the EASY part is planting the crop. The tough part is the growing!
Once the seed changes to plant, watering, fertilizing, herbicides,
insecticides are constantly administered. A seed does NOT grow
Tell me more of this "grace" that has eluded me...where can I buy some
if that is all that is needed for reaping a harvest.
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