Bring Yourself Back
Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Bring Yourself Back

Carelessness in your meditation practice is connected with both wildness and drowsiness. The antidote for carelessness is bringing yourself back into mindfulness. Whenever you feel bored in your practice or in the post-meditation practice, you rouse a quality of cheerfulness and an appreciation of your tremendous freedom. That sense of freedom and cheerfulness sparks an … Continue reading

The Blade of Discriminating Awareness Sharpens Itself
Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

The Blade of Discriminating Awareness Sharpens Itself

Prajna, or discriminating awareness, is an ongoing process—constantly cutting, all the time. So all the time it is cutting, it has to sharpen its own blade. Otherwise, you would have to stop cutting to sharpen the blade. So it’s an inbuilt mechanism, so to speak. Cutting through sharpens itself, because it cuts itself as soon … Continue reading