Tagged: rest

Tiring the monkey inside to get insight

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The disciple looked at the Master. So calm and peaceful while he himself was so agitated, restless and confused.

He asked the Master, “What do you know that I don’t know?” And the Master simply replied, “I know nothing.”

“But you understand something that I don’t.” The Master said, “I have understood that there is nothing to understand.”

The disciple persisted, “But I see that you have reached.” In a matter of fact tone, the Master added, “Yes I have reached where I was.”

“Yet, I can see you have become extraordinary.”

Master: “No, I have become very ordinary. I only accepted things as they are.”

The disciple was frustrated now. “Master, don’t speak in riddles. Just tell me what I should do?”

Master: “You have to do nothing, just be. Just allow life to flow, don’t interfere. Rest in your beingness.”

However, the disciple was lost, and even more frustrated. His mind wanted activity while the Master kept pointing out that there is nothing to do, just rest.

Finally out of compassion, the Master suggested, “Watch your breath, watch the rising and falling of your stomach, focus on your third eye, on the bottom of your spine, chant your mantras and all that. They are basic activities to quiet the mind. When you give a tree to a monkey, the monkey goes up and down till he become tired. Then he finally rests. In that resting, insight finally awakens. ”
–Author Unknown

Announcement: TIme off coming up

Will be on vacation from June 27 until July 15.
During that time, writings will be minimal if any.
That time will be used to “recharge batteries,” and to go deeper into experiences to be able to share.

I’d like to use this opportunity to thank you for your continuous support and for your open mind! 🙂 Hope you will have the chance to re-read some of the 1500 articles in this blog… 🙂

As always, best wishes for all!