Dharmatalk: Right Concentration

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“… start to experience the intrinsically fulfilling wellbeing of the lotus flower … permeated from its roots throughout the tips of its petals with the same cool water in which it thrives in perfect stillness …”

lotus flower

“… Whatever needs to drop away drops away by itself …”

Description: Final talk in the series on basic Buddhism. The final fold in the Noble Eightfold Path is samadhi. This word sometimes gets translated as concentration, but it really means something more like wholeness or completeness or unification of awareness. When we concentrate our attention through practice on a single point, such as a koan, we eventually start to experience the intrinsically fulfilling wellbeing of the lotus flower, to use a traditional image, permeated from its roots throughout the tips of its petals with the same cool water in which it thrives in perfect stillness.

For the introduction to this basic Buddhism series, please visit Venus Twinkling.

Post & Featured Image: White Lotus Flower by dero2010, purchased from depositphotos, for use only on our website/social channels (this image is not permitted to be shared separately from this post)..


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