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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Don't Expect Anything From Meditation


In meditation, don't expect anything. Just sit back and see what happens. Treat the whole thing as an experiment. Take an active interest in the test itself, but don't get distracted by your expectations about the results. For that matter, don't be anxious for any result whatsoever.

-Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, "Mindfulness in Plain English"

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5 comments:

intellect*resurrection said...

in fact, don't impose your expectations on anything you do! thanks, your post reminded me of the basics.

"James" said...

*Chikako*: Yes, we must extend this teaching into every aspect of our lives.

ACey said...

...something about detachment from outcome?

dharmaweb.org said...

Here is the link http://www.dharmaweb.org/index.php/Mindfulness_In_Plain_English_by_Venerable_Henepola_Gunaratana to his book online in case you want to read it. I read it before and it's really good.

"James" said...

Dharmaweb: Hey, thanks for the link!

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