Monday, March 22
Well, That Was Interesting
Not a long meditation, but an enjoyable one. Very quick access; no messing around. I emerged refreshed. Zesty. :-) It's quite a breakthrough to realize that I don't have to stick with the metta cultivation for very long; according to Ayya Khema, just long enough to generate that very pleasant heart glow, and then the right thing to do is to drop the method and put all the attention on that pleasant feeling. And wow. Zoom.
"...he lives inside of his own heart. That's an awful big place to live in."
--Sling Blade (1996)
Eleven Benefits of Metta
"One sleeps easily, wakes easily, dreams no evil dreams. One is dear to human beings, dear to non-human beings. The devas protect one. Neither fire, poison, nor weapons can touch one. One's mind gains concentration quickly. One's complexion is bright. One dies unconfused and -- if penetrating no higher -- is headed for the Brahma worlds."