Maitri for all
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Maitri for all

Premature Evacuation…

Just because we are silent when our loved ones are speaking, that doesn’t mean that we are listening.

Just because we are sitting in one place while meditating, doesn’t mean that we are solid.

Are we silent in order to listen deeply or is it that we are waiting to speak and react? Are we sitting there to remain solid and settled or is it that we are waiting there to stand up and go?

Though the external actions may look the same in both scenarios, our intentions, our volitions, our goals: structure and present to us: completely different versions of the world. We often confuse the outcomes of the practise with its preconditions.

Due to the world of information we are creating and the speed at which we are functioning, we are constantly evacuated from engaging in any act deeply. This is the premature evacuation we all suffer from. To examine our intent deeply is the way out.

“What am I doing?” is the mantra I learned. It helps me greatly. Once in a while, randomly I ask myself “what am I doing?” This helps me understand the causes of the action and impact that act has, deeply. Suddenly we realise that something as trivial as ironing our clothes can have a cosmic significance. By shining the light of awareness both that act and the actor are transformed~

#Reflection

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Shyam Wuppuluri FRSA

Shyam Wuppuluri FRSA

Independent researcher - Interdisciplinary approaches @ Foundations of science. Albert Einstein Fellow 2020. Member of Brazilian academy of philosophy.