Skillful Meditating, and Kadam Morton (snippets from MKMC)

Jas: That last session was cak. My mind was all over the place.
Sooo  frustrating!
(Kelsang Yogi’s been ordained something like decades, and is a well experienced meditator. He knows his Dharma, and is just so down to earth when he talks about it. He’s also an electrician. And he gives good hugs :~)

Kadam Morton

Yogi: Big smile ”Well that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it. It’s all about getting to know your mind, and its devious little tricks. I liked what Morton said about being skilful. It’s like driving a car. When you’re there, behind the wheel, you know there’s dangers, but you don’t panic, thinking ‘oh my god!! I could die here!’  You know where you’re going, and you just drive there.  You don’t want to speed, or drive like a lunatic, cause you’ll end up hurting yourself, or somebody else. No, what you want is to drive carefully, at a good pace, and get there in one piece.

Brill meditation analogy – don’t push!

When you’re meditating, you have to focus on your object, to the exclusion of all else. It’s no good if you’re trying to get there faster than you can. You can’t push yourself, going all out for goal. That’ll come in time. It’s like Tarchin’s been saying, just relax into the meditation.
Forget everything else. Just relax.

“See, the good thing about Morton is that he meditates. What he’s saying comes straight from experience. He knows what he’s talking about coz he’s done it.”

Kelsang Yogi, at MKMC
Kadampas on the Lamrim Retreat at MKMC

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