By Noah Levine
Buddha was once a innovative. His perform was once subversive; his message, seditious. His enlightened perspective went opposed to the norms of his day—in his phrases, "against the stream." His teachings replaced the realm, and now they could switch you too.
Presenting the fundamentals of Buddhism with own anecdotes, workouts, and guided meditations, bestselling writer Noah Levine courses the reader alongside a religious direction that has ended in freedom from anguish and has stored lives for 2,500 years. Levine may still comprehend. Buddhist meditation stored him from a lifetime of dependancy and crime. He went directly to advice and train numerous others the Buddhist approach to freedom, and the following he stocks these life-changing classes with you. learn and wake up to a brand new and higher existence.
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This is done through paying close attention to our states of mind as they arise, including all of the emotional experiences that are felt both mentally and physically. By paying close attention when the experiences of greed or anger are present, we begin to investigate what that state of mind feels like, where it arises from, where it goes, and how we relate to it. This takes a level of intentional nonreactivity: we receive with awareness the state of mind and know it through direct experience, yet we allow it to arise and pass without trying to get rid of it or hold on to it.
We go through our whole lives getting pushed along by our karma, our childhood conditioning, or the momentum that we brought into this incarnation from a past one. Without training our attention to be in the present, we cannot actually control our reactions. From this perspective there is no free will without paying close attention. Basically, this first factor in the eightfold path shows us that we can choose to purify our actions and therefore experience 29 ba sic t r a in ing happiness and freedom from suffering, or we can continue to ignore the facts and endlessly wander from experience to experience and life to life covered in confusion.
On this higher level of spiritual thought, we are intentionally thinking about generosity and compassion. The first, mundane, level of intention involves practicing nonharming. It is simply damage control. The second, supermundane, level involves intentionally using our minds to get free from suffering and dissatisfaction. In this higher aspect of intention, we use our minds—we in fact train our minds—in the practice of meditation, reflecting on impermanence and on how craving and grasping create suffering.
Against the Stream: A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries by Noah Levine