The Folly of Striving to Still our Minds - 3sep21
Numerous meditation teachers
exhort their students
to still their minds.
One need only watch Anakin’s
cringe-worthy attempts to woo Padme Amidala
(on Coruscant and then on Naboo)
to know that love must never be forced.
For when either stillness or love are forced,
that which is produced
is only an analog of the real thing:
entirely unsatisfying in nature;
whose contrivance digs one ever deeper
into the ditch of the duality of dread and desire.
The Buddha’s techniques to transcend duality
find peace both in mind’s stillness
as well as its movement.
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with a simple
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