A monk came to say good bye to Ch'an master Niaowo (Bird's Nest). He said:
-Thank you, Sir, for everything you've done for me. Now I got to go.
-Where will you go?
-Any place where I can learn Buddha dharmas.
Posted on May.11.2017 @ 07:05AM EDTbyQuantumZen
Hi all. In the past 5 years I had interesting insights and glimpses of the "void". Yet it lasts a moment, while the afterglow and conclusions (moral, emotional or otherwise) stick with you.
I believe through longer meditation retreats one can attain deeper states of awareness that might be long lasting.
Do you want to share your experience?
Mine can be summarized as: kensho, a couple of "chills down my spine" when walking and feeling infinite compassion for all existence, some induced experiences that were very insightful (like ego dissolution etc.). :) Katsu
Each morning I begin to think. I meditate. My actions are my only true belongings for the day. So with my consciousness I enter a new day with the timeless presence of mindfulness. As though I don't know what the next moment is going to bring I encourage myself to see just beyond all three tenses (past, present, future) and begin the effort of the Now.