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[[Mantra_-_No_Secrets_Here?]]

... from Subtle Sound

Reading over these talks by my friend and teacher Maurine Stuart Roshi, I am struck by a simple fact. There are no secrets here. Nothing is revealed. If you are seeking to get an insight or saying that does something for you, you will find nothing in these talks. What is found will be in your yourself, your own treasure. As Dogen Zenji said about a good teacher, "Even if the wood is bent, placed in skilled hands its splendid merits immediately appear." Maurine wants you to know the splendid merits that are yours.

This is Maurine's great gift, her genius, her realization—to give you your independence rather than taking it away. This is far more difficult than it sounds. The temptation to which many teachers succumb is to offer insights and understandings, brilliant and articulate words that often leave the student feeling dumb and unworthy, dependent on the teacher for the next spiritual fix, for the right understanding. Maurine is careful to let you stand on your own: "We are working together, sitting together, helping each other, but not in a way that we become dependent on each other's help. . . . We have a clean, clear friendship, without expectations and without demands." (From "The Illusion of 'I'") Maurine was not someone who needed to impress or dazzle anybody with her understanding. She was simply intent on awakening others to what was already theirs.


[[Mantra_-_Identify_as_More?]]

Identify
    As More!

... Beth S remark ...


[[Mantra_-_Gently,_Gently,_Gently?]]

...

Gently, Gently, Gently


[[Mantra_-_No_Watcher,_Only_Watching?]]

...

No Watcher, Only Watching


It's Not What You're Thinking


No Attachments!


Expect Nothing

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Observe But Don't Own

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((Kabat-Zinn quotes re timelessness and following breath and past as raw clay ...))

0+1

Seventh Series

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"The Power of Self Respect"

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"Life Alteration is Up to Us"


"Comfortably Hard" --- how to run a race?

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"Be Here Now"

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Tool! SelfImprovement

Achieve New Balance AchieveNewBalance

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"pause between emotion and action" --- Emotional States

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"Do It for the Right Reasons" - BR

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"For The Team"

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"Feel This" (Bayda, Saying Yes to Life)
"What is This?" ( ditto, and elsewhere )
"No Tigers Behind Me Right Now" (Hanson)

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"I'm sorry ... and I love you!" - Tara Brach

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"all that i am practicing is becoming aware of awareness"

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– watch the moon

- no second arrow

– leave the raft


from Pema Chödrön:

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"Achieve New Balance"
"Just Do It"

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Merle:

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nothing changes everything (cf. 0-1)

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[[Mantra_-_Nobody_Is_Judging?]]

from Roger Costello:

Here's something I heard on NPR yesterday. This lady was a music critic for the Boston Globe for 25 years, then decided to form her own band. But she was nervous about people judging her. Then she said what her father said: We are all in an empty theater.

We think everyone is watching us and judging us. But really, nobody is watching. Nobody is judging.

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mind like sky ... mind like water ... mind like earth ... mind like fire ... ?!


Mantra - Say Less, Better