A Felled Tree

Meditation, Spirituality
“If the roots remain untouched and firm in the ground,a felled tree still puts forth new shoots" ~ Buddha Meaning - If the underlying habit of craving and aversion is not uprooted, suffering arises anew over and over again.... The Buddha quoted the above in the context of uprooting craving and aversion from the roots.  But look at the above stump cut from a tree a few months ago, that is putting forth a new shoot! Life is wonderful and full of mysteries... "Bhavatu Sabba Mangalam"
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Vipassana Meditation – Anapana

Meditation
Introduction The distinction between Vipassana meditation and other styles of meditation is crucial and needs to be fully understood. In Buddhism there are two major types of meditation - Vipassana and Samatha. Samatha, which is translated as “concentration” or “tranquility” is a state in which the mind is brought to rest, focused only on one item and not allowed to wander. The meditator focuses his mind upon some item, such as prayer, a chant, a light or lamp, a religious image, etc. and excludes all other thoughts and perceptions from his consciousness. When this is done, a deep calm and pleasure pervades the body and mind and lasts until the meditation session or a little thereafter. It is beautiful, delightful, meaningful and alluring, but only temporary. Vipassana can be translated…
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