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  • Writer's pictureLama Jigme Gyatso

What are we to do with our Cravings? - 5nov21

By definition

desire is antithetical to peace.

But repressing it merely hobbles our mindfulness

(without which, the Buddha assures us,

there can be no lasting serenity).

I recommend that we swing back and forth

between meditation and contemplation .

Coordinating the mental recitation

of “Notice this… relaxing!”

with our inhalations and exhalations

creates a fertile field

to notice the deeper corners of our viscera.

After twelve rounds

of the above meditation

I recommend silent recitations

of the following single-breath contemplations:

“Profound peace… now for all!”

followed by these three rhetorical questions

“Where feel stress? Relaxing!”

“How could this… always change?” and

“How could this… NOT be me?”

Practice every morning and every evening

for seven consecutive days

and very great good could come from it.

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