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  • G <crystalkundalini@hotmail.com>
    ... meditating in ... Each ... each ... to ... lap ... it. The ... bring a ... mark an ... what ... master, the ... There ... know . G: good story ... you
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 3, 2003
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      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com,
      medit8ionsociety <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > The Spider
      >
      > A Tibetan story tells of a meditation student who, while
      meditating in
      > his room, believed he saw a spider descending in front of him.
      Each
      > day the menacing creature returned, growing larger and larger
      each
      > time. So frightened was the student, that he went to his teacher
      to
      > report his dilemma. He said he planned to place a knife in his
      lap
      > during meditation, so when the spider appeared he would kill
      it. The
      > teacher advised him against this plan. Instead, he suggested,
      bring a
      > piece of chalk to meditation, and when the spider appeared,
      mark an
      > "X" on its belly. Then report back.
      >
      > The student returned to his meditation. When the spider again
      > appeared, he resisted the urge to attack it, and instead did just
      what
      > the master suggested. When he later reported back to the
      master, the
      > teacher told him to lift up his shirt and look at his own belly.
      There
      > was the "X".
      >
      > Comment:
      > As St. George Harrison once said, "It's all in the mind, ya
      know".


      G: good story ... you can chase rising phenomena endlessly.....
      creating expanses of heavens or horrors..... but freedom and
      liberation are only gained once they are confronted ... see
      through the minds creations to the Source that makes it all
      possible...

      shanti om ...g... thankyou for posting this story....
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