Thursday, July 29, 2010

Quote: Mae Chee Kaew

"If you neglect to cultivate your inherent mindfulness and wisdom,striving only half-heartedly, the obstacles in your path will multiply until they block all sight of the way,leaving the end of the road forever in darkness" (Part2 -Renunciation)

A mind simplified and unified by samadhi becomes very deep,clear and powerful. Only by directing this focus to the practice of contemplation can true transcendent wisdom be attained. A profoundly insightful investigation of the body, feelings and the mind can uproot afflictions of craving, hatred and delusion, thus realizing the ephemeral and empty nature of all phenomena, eliminating craving and achieving freedom from the cycle of repeated birth and death. Concentration and wisdom must work together, propelling meditation towards its goal like the two wheels of a cart. The calm and concentration of samadhi enables wisdom to reach and remove deep-seated defilements through the use of specialized contemplative techniques. By uprooting these perversions, wisdom, in turn, deepens meditative calm. Thus concentration and wisdom work in tandem to guide the meditator along the Buddha's path to enlightenment. (MCK,pp.124)



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