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스님께 가르침 부탁드립니다(Reply) 1
 작성자: ChongAnSN  2016-06-10 14:22
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Hello Soensaengnim, thank you for your posting. I understand your situation: loneliness, anxiety, anger — all come from an isolated mind. Dharma practice can go many ways: it is like a spaceship with a superb navigation system. Whatever coordinates you punch in, that’s where it goes. So, let me ask you: Why are you practicing? This question helps you erase the imploding mind which manifests in your dilemma: ‘what difference will it make if I practice?’

Also, a spaceship needs fuel, otherwise it cannot progress: motivation. In this case, the ‘why’ is not enough, like above. You need to ask ‘for whom do I practice?’ And you realize that you never practice only for yourself. If you do, that makes you more isolated, and you find your spaceship with zero fuel and no coordinates: no motivation, no direction.

You are a school teacher, so you have a lot of students: how about chanting for those who really need it? those who are failing or have trouble connecting with you? If you do that, your relationship with these students will be changing positively. Energy and information/consciousness have their laws of becoming, movement and cessation. We call this the Dharma. Use the Dharma to help your students. This will help you too.

Bowing, chanting, and sitting — you need them all, every day. Then your mind will exit the frozen stall of empty space, your engines turn on, your lights go up, and you can progress on your path. 
 

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countryjoe
Thank you for great teaching sunim
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