Saturday, 8 June 2013

NEW MOON - Saturday 8th June 2013

Call to Attention

The Awakened Ones can but point the way;
we must make the effort ourselves.
Those who reflect wisely and enter the path
are freed from the fetters of Mara.

Dhammapada v.276

Force of habit defines our actions when we are not firmly established in mindfulness. These habit patterns are the fetters of mara. To enter the path leading to freedom from such disappointing limitations requires wise reflection. We are already free to chose to turn the light of attention inwards and enquire about Truth if we wish. We could also allow our attention to wander without direction. The discipline and skill required for insight and letting go to happen is not easy to cultivate. But this is not an imposition put upon us; it is a choice we willingly make when we see the consequences of heedlessness. What good fortune to have a chance to work on wisdom.

With Metta,
Bhikkhu Munindo

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