...I also think that this is precisely our concept of time that is forcing us to look at passing things and people as if they were disappearing in the distance (Einstein would say: And rightfully so!). Where has my youth gone? Where have all my friends gone? Where are those who were before us? Where … Continue reading 15 Aug 19. Time.
When I am not longing for the past or worrying about the future, when I am not thinking anxious, angry or lustful thoughts I like to ponder about Dhamma, time, consciousness, and science in general. So I have always had this feeling that the concept of time is somehow connected to my meditation practice. But … Continue reading 15 Aug 19. The fallacy of time.
Every year I visit my hometown in Poland. Being there only once a year gives me a unique opportunity to observe impermanence in action: how people and places change, getting older by a year in a split second when my ghostly memory is confronted by its ghostly apparition. A few days ago, while in Poland, … Continue reading 24 Jul 19. Annica on steroids.
A thought struck me: my quest to learn as much about Dharma as possible is not really practising. I am merely reading about the practice, collecting arguments, deep sayings and cute passages. Researching. Another observation came to me: When Buddha was teaching Dharma, he didn't teach every single argument to each and every person he … Continue reading 5 Jul 19. Everything is Dharma.
A thought popped into my head this week. "The endless distance separating reality and my thinking about it is bridged only with my ignorance." I have been very much fixated on Thereavadian sutras over the past few weeks. I felt that only if I was well versed in the Pali Canon I would be able … Continue reading 15/6/19. Re-birth.
When I was meditating a few days ago, watching all that anger, fear, lust, conceit, sadness, and ignorance, I was suddenly struck by a realisation. Even though my mind and the world throw a wide variety of objects at me all the time I classify all of them as either pleasant, unpleasant or neutral. There … Continue reading 9/6/19. Sensations.
Yesterday, the following thoughts popped into my head uncontrollably throughout the day: I don't drink coffee to feel energised. I drink coffee to not feel tired. I don't smoke to feel relaxed. I smoke to alleviate stress. I don't drink to feel happy. I drink to not feel sorrow. I don't use social media to … Continue reading 5 Jun. Meadows.