Tuesday, December 20, 2011
What IS important in meditation practice?
“I meet all sorts of people who’ve had all sorts of experiences and they’re still confused and not doing very well in their life. Experiences are not enough. My students learn that if they have so-called experiences, I really don’t care much about hearing about them. I just tell them, 'Yeah, that’s O.K. Don’t hold onto it. And how are you getting along with your mother?' Otherwise, they get stuck there. It’s not the important thing in practice. Asked what is the important thing in practice, she replied, 'Learning how to deal with one’s personal, egotistic self. That’s the work. Very, very difficult.'” Charlotte Joko Beck