getting accustomed to

Meditation is quite vast. At glance, the moment we say meditation I think it automatically refers to something like sitting straight, sitting in a quite place, cross-leg and all that. But to be more specific, actually meditation is not necessarily that. You know in the Buddhist practice advice we talk about post meditation and meditation stage. Post meditation is equally important if not more occasion to practice the spiritual path. When we talk about meditation, actually the clearest way to, or sort of the easiest way to get used to the idea of meditation is something to do with getting accustomed to. As many of you who are following the Dakpo Kagyu tradition you know, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye said: ?..? Even though there is nothing to meditate upon, there is something to get used to. Getting used to or getting accustomed to is basically what all the dharma practice, every method from a simple offering of an incense or circumambulation to all the exotic rituals that we witness they are all actually to get accustomed to something. What are we trying to get accustomed to. We are trying to get accustomed to the truth.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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