Mini Mindfulness Break for January 06, 2019

Nothing Else

If we have ambitions–even if our aim is enlightenment–then there is no meditation, because we are thinking about it, craving it, fantasizing, imagining things. That is not meditation. This is why an important characteristic of shamatha meditation is to let go of any goal and simply sit for the sake of sitting. We breathe in and out, and we just watch that. Nothing else.

– Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, “Do Nothing”

May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD


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