17713RE: [Meditation Society of America] Re: Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Jul 6, 2011
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Aideen Mckenna" <aideenmck@...> wrote:
> It's a bit of a mind-hurting conundrum for a person practising a Buddhist
> philosophy . Awakening is a goal of sorts but the goal thing goes against
> Buddhism as most understand it. Not clinging, not being attached to the
> concept of a goal is perhaps how to think about it..
> Anyway, mette to all in this lovely Meditation Society on this perfectly
> lovely July day.
It was hot and almost cloudless in the Boston area today, and as I sat without umbrella on crowded Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, a line from a plaintive _Peter Grimes_ aria kept going through my mind:
"Who who who who. Who can turn skies back....and begin again?"
That would be good – if we could just do the 11 years of this century over in a less stupid, more mindful way. A.
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