Monday, July 11, 2011

Dipa-Ma's 10 Lessons to Live By

Dipa Ma
1. Choose one meditation practice and stick with it. If you want to progress in meditation stay with one technique.

2. Meditate every day. Practice now. Don't think you will do more later.

3. Any situation is workable. Each of us has enormous power. It can be used to help ourselves and help others.

4. Practice patience. Patience is one of the most important virtues for developing mindfulness and concentration.

5. Free your mind. Your mind is all stories.

6. Cool the fire of emotions. Anger is a fire.

7. Have fun along the way. I am quite happy. If you come to meditate you will also be happy.

8. Simplify. Live simply. A very simple life is good for every thing. Too much luxury is a hindrance to practice.

9. Cultivate the spirit of blessing. If you bless those around you this will inspire you to be attentive in every moment.

10. It's a circular journey. Meditation integrates the whole person.

From: Dipa Ma Wikipedia

2 comments:

Karl said...

Beautiful...and true. Very reassuring and simple. Thank you for posting this. I heard a story from my teacher who knew Dipa Ma. A group of teachers brought her out to San Francisco. There was big public event organised where she wouldl speak to. My teacher brought her sister along and there was a huge buzz and excitement around it. The venue was packed.. Dipa Ma was eventually brought on teh stage and....she fell asleep! She just sat there, in her chair asleep! Brilliant! What a teaching! So natural. Nothing to do.

taoistopher said...

whoa! powerful! i need to pick one practice and stick with it. i really enjoyed this.