Jody, You are right. The whole is the universal consciousness. All
practices leads to "sync" us with the whole. While someone like Edgar,
may analysis, theorize, understand, so called consciousness (just a
label), or chanting or breathing (just a dharma), surrender all minds,
big or small, rational or otherwise, is the quickest way to be synced
with "whole". Every which other way could be a detour or incomplete. JM
Jody W. Ianuzzi wrote:
> Hello Bill,
> As much as I appreciate the Soto Zen methods of meditation, I am also
> curious about the Tibetan methods of focusing on an image of
> compassion and
> moving towards it. I will use both methods at different times.
> The chant I use is OM MANI PADME HUM. I found that when I learned it's
> meaning I appreciated it more. I think that using this chant is like
> counting breaths, it keeps your mind from jumping around.
> As I first discovered Buddhism I thought I had to pick which was best,
> now I
> feel that Buddhism is Buddhism and all the ways are the same. It's all
> of the whole.
> I just appreciate learning something new every day.
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