That’s the magical thing about creation and ownership. It creates the possibility for generosity. You can’t really give something you don’t own, but if you do, you’ve made a genuine contribution. A gift is different from a loan. It imposes no strings, it empowers the recipient and it frees the giver of the responsibilities of ownership.— Mark Shuttleworth
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A friend took me to the local library yesterday, and I signed up for a library card. A good thing about libraries is you don’t keep the books. A bad thing about libraries is you don’t keep the books. I … Continue reading
It’s done. Not much to look at, but there you have it. If it is of use to people, I’m happy. If it’s not, well, I guess I still have to be happy… why let my happiness depend on the … Continue reading
For those of you sitting on the edge of your seat, two more down. Once they’re all done, we can start publishing. Yay.
Chapter two has been edited. How exciting Find it here: http://yuttadhammo.sirimangalo.org/articles/how-to-meditate/chapter-two-sitting-meditation/
I’ve finished editing chapter one… it’s slow going since I have other things on my plate right now. I think the revisions have made it much more readable… if you read the first chapter already and found it confusing, please … Continue reading
First, for those of you who thought you were following me on Twitter, you’re probably not; when I deleted my Facebook account, my Twitter account went with it. Then I realized Twitter is actually useful, so I restored my account … Continue reading
And it’s finished. The PDF will be available here. Chapter Six: Daily Life In this final chapter, I will outline some of the ways in which we can incorporate the meditation practice into our daily lives, so that, even when … Continue reading
Chapter Five: Mindful Prostration In this chapter, I will explain a third technique of meditation, one which is generally used as a preparatory exercise before walking and sitting meditation. This technique is called mindful prostration.
Chapter Four: Fundamentals In this chapter, I will explain some of the important qualities of meditation that we need to keep in mind when we do the walking or the sitting meditation.1 It’s not enough for us to simply perform … Continue reading