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light, distractions, enlightenment

Posted in taiji with tags , , on May 8, 2009 by marksun

Full set,  practice with an image of light.  The class got lost somewhere in the second cross hands, an effect of getting distracted.  We talked about distraction,   Xin Xing, and why a monk despite years of faithful meditation cannot break through to enlightenment.  

We heard an anecdote about a student who is disturbed that in meditation she sees no light, only a dark veil.  We talk about the light being our inner light and not some external light coming in, and the dark veil may be an the effect of the distractions of the world.  

A take home question, “what is the difference between you and Buddah, or you and Jesus?”