Monday, October 4, 2010

How to Train

Very glad I went to IMC this morning to hear Gil*'s Sunday talk! Gil introduced us to the Bahiya Sutta, another very clear expose from the Buddha about 'not self':
"Then, Bahiya, you should train yourself thus: In reference to the seen, there will be only the seen. In reference to the heard, only the heard. In reference to the sensed, only the sensed. In reference to the cognized, only the cognized. That is how you should train yourself. When for you there will be only the seen in reference to the seen, only the heard in reference to the heard, only the sensed in reference to the sensed, only the cognized in reference to the cognized, then, Bahiya, there is no you in terms of that. When there is no you in terms of that, there is no you there. When there is no you there, you are neither here nor yonder nor between the two. This, just this, is the end of stress."
Nothing to add. And that's the whole point :)

(You can listen to Gil's whole talk on audiodharma)

* Gil Fronsdal

2 comments:

  1. Thank you Doris! So simple, and yet so hard to remember, moment to moment . . . Hence, practice, practice, practice.

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