Friday, 16 March 2012

...on practice (after watching Being in the World).


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worlding


world of the practice


involvement in a/the world


Skilful coping


tools (mat, asana, body?)


inhabit the world differently


our bodies, a way of being attuned to the world 


risk takers


disclose new ways to be (human/in the world)


engagement


commitment


creating meaning, a meaningful existence


resoluteness


this practice


If you want to know what a hammer is you don't think about it, don't describe it but pick it up and use it


a tool is a way the craftsman has of engaging with the world


don't get in the way of the practice


what's included in the world of the practice, of the room


concern


a meaningful practice


'...just as skills allow things to show themselves, they also allow people to show up and be the people they are'.


authenticity


confronting, attuning to


spontaneity


owning it


'...to practice anything authentically is to appropriate the traditions and customs'.


express something within the confines of the rules


innovation leads to a new style


disclosure 


we have the unique capacity to be able to disclose whole new worlds


opening up


inhabiting


there is something there independent of me


'...life is made most meaningful when you respond to meanings that are independent of you'.


'...there are things that have never been seen but when we articulate them together we can see that they are really there'.


focal practices


drawing people together around something that matters


connecting


a sense of the sacred


skilful practice 


something impossible, magical


absorption.

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from Kalama sutra, translation from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi

from Kalama sutra, translation from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi This blog included. "So, as I said, Kalamas: 'Don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, "This contemplative is our teacher." When you know for yourselves that, "These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering" — then you should abandon them.' Thus was it said. And in reference to this was it said.

"Now, Kalamas, don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, 'This contemplative is our teacher.' When you know for yourselves that, 'These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare & to happiness' — then you should enter & remain in them. Buddha - Kalama Sutta