Daily Dose for the Soul

Maitreya : World-honored One, how does this cultivation (of meditation) produce the great insight?

Buddha : Good Son, when they (aspirants) become aware of the six supports, they attain insight into the nature of thought.

The first is that they know well the arising of thought.

The second is that they know well the abiding of thought.

The third is that they know well the departure of thought.

The fourth is that they know well the increasing of thought.

The fifth is that they know well the diminution of thought.

The sixth is that they know well the methods.

They know well the arising of thought, for they truly know the differences that engender thought is its sixteen activities, and this is what is meant by knowing well the arising of thought.

Reference : A Million Thoughts. Om Swami.

6 Comments Add yours

    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing


  1. Indeed, meditation makes us aware of our thoughts and inner being. Something we couldn’t possibly achieve when we’re always on the move. Thank you.

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    1. GS says:

      It can even have beneficial psychological and physical effects. According to the Mayo Clinic, meditation is a great stress reducer that can calm you and bring relaxation. Calming meditation can help you sleep better, focus better at work and remain calm throughout the day. Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. Meditation is indeed not easy. It will require us discipline and concentration. Yet, its fruits are precious–the mastery of who we are.

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    1. GS says:

      Well that holds for everything in life. Self-discipline is a key to success. The single most important attribute to becoming successful is self-discipline. It helps you stay focused on reaching your goals, gives you the gumption to stick with difficult tasks, and allows you to overcome obstacles and discomfort as you push yourself to new heights.


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