An act of meditation is actually an act of faith--of faith in your spirit, in your own potential. Faith is the basis of meditation. Not of faith in something outside you--a metaphysical buddha, an unattainable ideal, or someone else's words. The faith is in yourself, in your own "buddha-nature." You too can be a buddha, an awakened being that lives and responds in a wise, creative, and compassionate way.
-Martine Batchelor, "Meditation for Life"
James's comment: This is the exact teaching that I needed to hear today as usual.
-Peace to all beings-
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Posted by They call him James Ure at 6:04 PM