Some days visualisation and bodhicitta comes easier

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MatthewAngby
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Some days visualisation and bodhicitta comes easier

Post by MatthewAngby » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:07 pm

How come on some days when I do Practice, my visualisations are much more clearer without effort , and bodhicitta motivation is more or less very constant and comes up easier... but on some days, visualisation is rigid and hard, bodhicitta is not really strong ...

Btw ( today’s a full moon )

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Matt

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Re: Some days visualisation and bodhicitta comes easier

Post by Lobsang Chojor » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:44 pm

MatthewAngby wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:07 pm
How come on some days when I do Practice, my visualisations are much more clearer without effort , and bodhicitta motivation is more or less very constant and comes up easier... but on some days, visualisation is rigid and hard, bodhicitta is not really strong ...

Btw ( today’s a full moon )

Thanks,
Matt
Bodhicitta becomes more stable as you cultivate it and develop equanimity. And, in my experience visualisations are clearer and less forced if I have a clear mind.
"Morality does not become pure unless darkness is dispelled by the light of wisdom"
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ༀ་ཨ་ར་པ་ཙ་ན་དྷཱི༔ Oṃ A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhīḥ

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Re: Some days visualisation and bodhicitta comes easier

Post by Josef » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:31 pm

MatthewAngby wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:07 pm
How come on some days when I do Practice, my visualisations are much more clearer without effort , and bodhicitta motivation is more or less very constant and comes up easier... but on some days, visualisation is rigid and hard, bodhicitta is not really strong ...

Btw ( today’s a full moon )

Thanks,
Matt
Lobsangs response is excellent.
I just wanted to add that our energy can contribute to these things as well. Paying attention to how we feel after certain activities, eating, drinking etc. can make our practice and mindfulness more precise.
Kye ma!
The river of continuity is marked by impermanence.
Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.

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Re: Some days visualisation and bodhicitta comes easier

Post by MatthewAngby » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:42 am

Josef wrote:Lobsangs response is excellent.
I just wanted to add that our energy can contribute to these things as well. Paying attention to how we feel after certain activities, eating, drinking etc. can make our practice and mindfulness more precise.
Lobsang Chojor wrote:
MatthewAngby wrote: How come on some days when I do Practice, my visualisations are much more clearer without effort , and bodhicitta motivation is more or less very constant and comes up easier... but on some days, visualisation is rigid and hard, bodhicitta is not really strong ...

Btw ( today’s a full moon )

Thanks,
Matt
Bodhicitta becomes more stable as you cultivate it and develop equanimity. And, in my experience visualisations are clearer and less forced if I have a clear mind.

Ok, yes I should be more positive and happy, was really happy yesterday so might be why.

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