By Sister Kovida, Jane Roseborough,Suliporn Surakomol,Ajahn Amaro
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The experience may be unpleasant, but there are ways of placing the attention that support a gentle embracing of the experience. When that happens there’s a nice sense of freedom because there is no longer the resistance associated with pain. There is no longer pain. It’s just experience. Sometimes, we can see that the pain isn’t actually connected to the body, even though we experience it there. It’s actually coming from a place of tightening, of resistance or fear. We can then explore the mind and look and see how the mind is actually manifesting itself into the body and how we’re experiencing the mind in the body as pain.
Mind and body are a reservoir of energy and I found that my energy fluctuated, depending on how I used them. My way of relating to life and my understanding of it seemed also to be dependent on the clarity of my mind, and in turn that clarity was very much conditioned by the degree of energy I had. So I was quite keen to find out how to live without needlessly wasting that energy. Many of us have not been raised up with a very disciplined life-style. In my family I was brought up within an atmosphere that fostered a certain amount of freedom of expression.
For when they are challenged in the light of Dhamma, they dissolve and disappear like a frightened phantom! They whisper quietly, but are extremely powerful commanders that direct and control much of our lives. These culprits are masters of disguise and take many forms — but they are the roots of ignorance itself. The continuance of the practice — in whatever 49 Freeing the Heart conditions — works to purify the heart, as we come to see more clearly, with mindfulness and acceptance, just the way things are.
Freeing the Heart Dhamma teachings from the Nuns’ Community at Amaravati & Cittaviveka Buddhist Monasteries. by Sister Kovida, Jane Roseborough,Suliporn Surakomol,Ajahn Amaro