Exploration 18 - Homework/Practice for the week 18th-25th June

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    The homework for the week of June 18th to June 25th:

    (extracted from the transcript of workshop 18th June)

    Stim Morane: for your homework, investigate "going" in life, and in your meditation practice etc
    Fefonz Quan: ah, like walking?
    Stim Morane: see the myriad ways "going", with codepedent "goer" and "gone to" are involved
    Stim Morane: yes, in walking, or working, or in a relationship or ...
    Stim Morane: the mind loves "going"
    Stim Morane: the samsaric mind, that is.
    Stim Morane: see the ways it has a grip on you
    Stim Morane: I know this is hard, but you have to try, if you want to learn about this.
    Fefonz Quan: what has a grip, the "me going" notion?
    Stim Morane: yes
    Stim Morane: "going", "gone to", "goer" actually make you blind to what you really are.
    Stim Morane: They turn life into a cycle, as we've discussed
    Stim Morane: this teaching can break the chain much more directly than the other approach we've mentioned
    Stim Morane: see if you can see the issue, then relax the story of going
    Stim Morane: you may find you can move and work and relate and live much better
    Stim Morane: Am I making even a slight amount of sense, here?


    Stim Morane: The 1st approach to the teaching was based on seeing patterns.
    Stim Morane: the 2nd one is based on seeing the immediate way that our approach to living is bound up by these thieves
    Stim Morane: try the homework, then we can discuss next time
    Stim Morane: this is hard, I know.
    Stim Morane: But perhaps at some random moment, you might see a bit of it

    Stim Morane: It's hard to know exactly how you will see your own limiting approaches to life
    Stim Morane: take seeing as another example
    Stim Morane: there's "seeing", "seer", "seeing"
    Stim Morane: "worrier" & "worrying" & "worried one"


    Stim Morane: so to repeat:
    Stim Morane: For homework, try investigating the example I provided earlier, re "going". See how this figures in your life and also in your practice itself.

    Can you see "going", "goer", "gone to"?

    Can you see the way they interact, mutually reinforce each other's reality?

    Can you see the way their very arising is their emptiness?
    Stim Morane: the latter question is quite hard.
    Stim Morane: Stick with whatever is easy, for now.

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