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Never overlook the significance of the Buddha’s magnificent Great Discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
Every Mindfulness teacher and every Mindfulness practitioner can benefit from a careful and mindful reading of this discourse. The discourse has the potential to provide practitioners with an immense resource for clarity, inspiration and insight. Continue reading
Rumi, the 13th century Muslim poet from a Persian family, has deservedly won a place in our hearts for his sublime capacity to nourish the depth of our being with his perceptive insights into love, sensuality, spirituality and intimacy with the immediate world.
His poems strike a chord in the depths of our meditative being. Not surprisingly, insight meditation teachers delight to read Rumi’s poems to spiritual practitioners. One of his best loved poems is The Guest House. The Buddha used the same analogy around 1700 years earlier in two talks entitled The Guest House.
The words of the Buddha probably inspired Rumi to write The Guest House.
THE GUEST HOUSE
This being human is a guest house. Continue reading