You are not the self you think you are, but you are not nothing. Discover what you are... [read on]
We never have the experience of others seeing us... The two-part remedy for shyness is:
In Buddhist meditation the process of becoming your own Watcher may be discouraged as being a dead-end, a mistake to avoid. I take a different view... [read on]
Our underlying nature is fearlessness - having nothing to defend, being nothing vulnerable. How can we offer others this peace?
FRIEND - someone who nurtures your ego, i.e. an enemy. ENEMY - someone who threatens your ego, a true friend. THINKING...
Insight is itself a not-self not-other experience... a not-self not-other gratefulness experience is a natural response.
SELF - A thought that there is something separate from thought which has thoughts.
What comes out with no time to think...
What is, and what is not, enlightenment? Don't get off at the wrong stop!
Be careful about equating the ability to calm thinking with being a Buddhist master. How much freedom from thinking do we need, to reach the jewel of understanding which then makes thinking not a problem? We could spend years manipulating our mind into thought-free states unnecessarily.