Interest in the activity of the mind (9)
Why are you aware? Don’t forget what you are doing, don’t forget why you are doing this. What is the state of your observing mind? You are cultivating awareness and watching continuously. This is moment-to-moment cultivation. The meditating mind must have the right attitude. The practice must be done the right way. Experience is always happening. What [background] idea do you have in your practice? What state of mind are you watching it with? What point of view are you looking at it with? When you are not expecting anything, when you don’t want anything, at that time, understanding can arise.
—Sayadaw U Tejaniya, Dhamma Everywhere (p. 99)
(photo by Malaysian Yogi)
It is amazing to me that three years ago I was listening to this teaching in the morning in the meditation hall and then listening, and listening, and listening in my little dormitory room at night and transcribing these very words…Reblogging them now. It seems unreal. So grateful for all these opportunities!
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