floating_abu wrote:Sara H wrote:
Like all else in meditation, in the end, we just have to listen to, and trust our intuition.
Only a genuine master can differentiate.
As to the 'trust yourself' line, yes and no, yes in general, no when it comes to delusion. Cue the current LA killer who has sworn to defend is name and truth. Can you tell the difference?
No, no, no, listening to your own voice is nought but risk bearing...and yet of course who else can we keep counsel with?
A good (i.e. a real and accomplished) Master is the only one who can help in this regard, and God willing, there are still many around..
Nono, this is not something esoteric friend.
Even children can learn to do this.
Most do it naturally anyway.
It's only later that we have to re-learn how to do this because we've been trained out of it by society.
Every young child knows how to meditate. Even animals do this. Dogs and Cats. Our own cats meditate nicely, they pull up to a wall sit in front of it, about the same ratio back as we humans do in Soto, and stare at it, sitting quietly for periods, doing perfect meditation.
Sitting quietly in stillness, free of our own opinions is the natural default state of every being.
All that's needed is to withdraw within, and reflect upon yourself.