How does dispassion fit in with anger?
- Question:<br>How does dispassion fit in with
anger?<br>Answer:<br>Remember the Tao. What it (and non-duality) is about is
found in the cliche about a coin having 2 sides.
Reality includes both heads and tales. Anger is the tales
to loves head and sad is the other side of happy.
What we are really talking about is Feeling, which is
the coin (with both sides of all emotions). So we sit
in the Tao and Witness. This arises and then that.
Without passionate reactivity to either this or that, not
letting ourselves get carried away and stuck on either
side of the coin, we absorb all the permiations and
float freely above,transcendent and ready to fill with
the pure Truth,Consciousness, and Bliss that is
available only when we are empty (calm and completely
dispassionate). As soon as we react, there will be another
reaction and we are no longer absorbed in the universal
and are flung back to the egoistic. Even "I'm so
blessed, this is so beautiful" can be a disqualifier.
Religions suggest that the only thing that we can "Get away
with" are praises to God. Ecstatic reaction is no less
a distraction to honoring God than violence is. God
is Peace and sometimes love can take your peace away
as well as anger. So, be at Peace and live happily
- --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., "Lora_T" <candlelady123@j...>
>I have never meditated ever... i appreciate any help you can giveme.... I am so glad for
> this meditation group...Thanks for starting it.. Lora THi Lora,
I would suggest visitng the website for the meditation society
http://www.meditationsociety.com/. There are lots of techniques
listed there. Try a few different ones until you find one that is
easy to follow. Perhaps the first thing to try is to just sit in a
quiet place, close your eyes, and focus on the sound and feeling of
breath. Just breathe natually. Notice your thoughts, but don't hang
onto them. Just watch them come and go. Watch and listen.
I hope this helps. Meditation can seem difficult when you are first
starting out (and even after you have been doing it a while for that
matter). Just try it and be patient and perserve. The hardest part is
the actual committment to sit down and do it. Just sitting quietly
and watching your breath is more beneficial than you may imagine.