Death, Rebirth, and Meditation
So many people, frightened by fundamentalist’s tales of death and unfortunate rebirths, long for safety and hunger for reassurance. And, as one who dresses like the lovechild of a monk and a hippy, they often ask me what to do.
I remind them, that in the numerical discourses of the Buddha, it is taught that if one trains their mind in love then an auspicious rebirth is assured; for fifty percent of the eight-fold path pertains to loving-kindness.
1) “Profound joy/ for each mind!”
2) “Great peace for all/ relationships!”
3) “Profound health/ for all forms!” and
4) “Good luck for all/ circumstances!”
Practice these four contemplations (four repetitions each) just before meditation and then right after, like bookends, and you too could meditate like a Jedi.
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