Wednesday, June 04, 2008

June 4, 2008 Contemplation

Since lately I've had very little time to devote to writing, I've decided to start a regular feature wherein I'll post a scriptural reference to contemplate.

Instructions: Close your eyes and take three deep breaths. Breathe in for a count of 3, and out for a count of 4. Open your eyes and read the contemplation below. Read it several times if you wish. Then, click on the link to begin a 2-minute session in which you can contemplate the saying I have posted. The timer will begin automatically, and an audible sound will mark the end of the session (so wear headphones if you're at work!).

Close your eyes, and contemplate the saying along the following lines, "How can I apply this to my life?" "Have I seen evidence to support this author's statement? Where?" "If what I've seen contradicts this author's statement, could s/he have meant something else?"


Contemplation

The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. Rather, we much criticize ourselves. How much am I doing about my anger? About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride, my jealousy? These are the things which we must check in daily life."
-Dalai Lama


Begin 2-minute meditation now

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stumbled across your blog by accident. Mine's at misterskank.mindsay.com

Matt Stone said...

Nice quote. I am reminded of Jesus' saying about taking the log out of our own eye before we worry about the speck in the eye of another.

Mike said...

Exactly, Matt!