Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 12/23/2012

Mantras and Malas – Part II

As I alluded to yesterday, my mantra practice isn’t really orthodox (perhaps I should say orthopraxic) but it has served me well in situations where concentration practices just aren’t possible. In essence, I use my make-shift mantra-mala practice more as a means of calling to mind the qualities of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity rather than as a true meditation practice. What a “true meditation practice” might be or how you would define it is nothing I wish to get in to right now but suffice it to say that it serves to keep my mind inclined towards qualities I want to cultivate and develop.

Still with the in-laws so I can’t really devote much time or attention to this post. Sukhi hotu!

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