Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 08/22/2018

Apaya Loka

The one hope I have for staying out of the apaya loka and being able to serve other beings as well, is to gain purchase on the Path. Clearly, samatha alone will not suffice but my lackluster commitment to buddho and the breath means that developing the requisite concentration and one-pointedness for the development of wisdom just will not happen. As such, every spare minute of the day where my mind is not otherwise occupied I intend to follow the breath at the nose with buddho or with counting. I hope the simple act of training the mind, of tying it to the post of the breath along with training in sila will make my short sessions of vipassana bear fruit. May I meet with success.

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