11 December, 2010

It Was Always Right ...Here


For the longest time, I thought being on this path would help to make me into a better person. Honestly, it seems that it actually helps to shed the crap and whittle me down to a core being who is truly a good person with pure intentions, occasionally (that is where the work comes in). What am I doing is not gaining more knowledge, but letting go of ideas I am attached to my ‘self’..the trappings of ego.

I have been thinking that I would like to do a two month retreat as a lay person or a monk like in Myanmar or Sri Lanka. In Theravada line, perhaps forest style. If anyone has ideas, please comment below.

1 comment:

Dean Crabb said...

Nice post. Yes, it is very much about this. We find we transform, not through gaining, but through letting go of all the crap that obscures our sense of true self.

If you get a chance to do this retreat I highly recommend it. I like the Thai Theravada style. I recently wrote a post on my blog about a stay I had at a monastery. That should give you a good idea.

Metta,
Dean 'Jagaro' Crabb
http://themindfulmoment.blogspot.com

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