Matthieu Ricard's Art of Meditation PDF

By Matthieu Ricard

ISBN-10: 0857892746

ISBN-13: 9780857892744

Anywhere he is going, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is requested to provide an explanation for what meditation is, the way it is finished and what it may well in achieving. during this authoritative and encouraging e-book, he units out to reply to those questions. Matthieu Ricard indicates that training meditation can switch our knowing of ourselves and the realm round us. He talks us via its thought, spirituality and functional features of deep contemplation and illustrates every one level of his educating with examples. via his event as a monk, his shut studying of sacred texts and his deep wisdom of the Buddhist masters, Matthieu Ricard finds the numerous advantages that meditation - in line with selfless love and compassion - can deliver to every folks.

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I developed acute epiglottitis, a dangerous infection in my windpipe. When my fever shot up to 106, my parents took me to a pediatrician’s office, where I turned purple and my eyes rolled back in my head. ) After watching me suffer one seizure after another, my father was too scared to drive me to the hospital. So he asked the pediatrician to take me with my mother and he followed behind in his car. My parents didn’t go into details about the drive, but they did tell me the most important part of the story.

Finally I called my husband from a pay phone. “I’m down in your lobby,” I croaked. “Come on up,” he said casually. ” I burst into tears. ” Prince Charming came down to the lobby and escorted me back up to his office, resuming his busy afternoon. I lay on his couch, a sad sack of anxiety with a bright new outfit in a shopping bag. A mass of insecurity whom, thank God, my husband still loved. Panic attacks followed me everywhere over the next few years, even on vacation on Long Island, on a lovely summer day.

Our eyes could be closed, although Mingyur suggested we keep them open, so that we could see things while learning not to focus on them but through them. Who knew there would be so many rules? I was exhausted. But then I heard something that spoke to me. “Be like a five- or six-year-old child in a museum,” Mingyur said. “It’s important to maintain awareness, but children don’t see every little brushstroke when they look at paintings. They see things with an innocent kind of awareness. ” And then he gave us a wonderful suggestion.

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