The video discusses how to live a more fulfilling life by doing less and experiencing more. It suggests that it is enough to relax and allow the energy of the moment to be completed without excess or lack. This allows for an understanding and acceptance of the present moment, which is ultimately compassionate.
00:00:00 The video discusses the concept of "suction" and how it can be applied to meditation. The video then goes on to discuss the concept of "doing less" and how this can lead to a more fulfilling life.
00:05:00 The author discusses the cyclical nature of existence and how it can be difficult to help other people due to the ever-changing nature of the world. He suggests that it is enough to simply relax and allow the energy of the moment to be completed without excess or lack. This allows for an understanding and acceptance of the present moment, which is ultimately compassionate.
00:10:00 The video discusses the idea that life is complicated and that in order to help others, we first need to be wise. The video then goes on to discuss the war in Ukraine and how people are trying to figure out what to do. It then talks about Syria and how there are a lot of people coming in boats from North Africa. The video ends with a discussion of how time is the great maggot and how all the thoughts we've had in our life have already passed.
00:15:00 The video discusses the idea that, in order to experience life fully, one must be willing to be "lost" and "strange." To do so, one must be willing to let go of familiar thoughts and feelings and instead be at home in the present moment. This is difficult, but is ultimately worth it because it allows for true happiness and fulfillment.
00:20:00 The video discusses the idea of "doing less, experiencing more." This is an orientation towards practice, in which one allows the freshness of experience to arise. This is done through recognizing that what is occurring is workable as it is, without adding anything on to it. This allows for a release from the self-familiarity of habitual patterns and opinions.
00:25:00 This short video discusses the Buddhist concept of "building blocks" of reality, which dissolve when the underlying belief system is no longer supported. The speaker discusses how these blocks can be destructive when we cling to them, and how the practice of meditation can help to free oneself from them.
00:30:00 Chatsung Ba discusses the idea that the world is dangerous, and that to awaken from our complacency we must see the danger around us. He then goes on to discuss the idea of hinayana and the buddhist view of samsara. Finally, he touches on the idea of over definition and solidification of the self, and how we can begin to dissolve these constructs.
00:35:00 The video discusses the Buddhist concept of impermanence, which is the idea that everything in the world is constantly changing and ultimately will eventually die. It goes on to say that if we are alive and present, we can enjoy life while it is happening and not get caught up in our own thoughts.
00:40:00 The video discusses how teenagers often are "upstream" and not involved in life, and how this can lead to a lack of experience and a lack of mastery. The speaker talks about how working in an abattoir as a teenager helped him to develop a sense of detachment and to be present in the moment. He shares a story of a recent encounter with his daughter, who was on excellent behavior.
00:45:00 This video discusses the concept of "wrong role" or "self-liberation." According to the speaker, this concept is about accepting that everything goes wrong and that each moment is perfect in its own way. Rather than trying to get rid of thoughts, self-liberation means accepting that thoughts go by themselves and that there is "enough" of anything.
00:50:00 The video discusses the concept of impermanence and how it can be applied to our everyday lives. It discusses how thoughts and experiences can be full of suffering, and how it is important to be present with thoughts without being fused into them or separated from them. The video then discusses the idea of a precious human birth, and how not all human births are able to access the potential that is in the human form. Finally, it talks about the negative consequences of being born into difficult or harmful circumstances.
00:55:00 This video discusses how the external environment can be corrupting and disturbing, leading to a lack of space for reflection. Buddhism provides a way to gain freedom from these conditions and opportunities. However, this freedom is rare in the world and often difficult to attain.
The video discusses how karma works, and how it is important to be ethical in our lives. It also discusses how meditation can help us to become more in control of our lives and to see the potential in what is fragmented.
01:00:00 The video discusses how western intellectual life is unsatisfying because it is always processional and lacks a final conclusion. Buddhism would say that something different is true - that the basic structure of things does not change, but the way we experience them does. The video also discusses how being fit becomes an end in itself and how many people are not fit for what they think they are.
01:05:00 The video discusses the concept of karma, and how it applies to our everyday lives. It points out that while certain actions may have immediate results, their karmic consequences may arise later, after we've formed negative thoughts towards the person we've killed. This can lead to negative consequences in our own life, such as being arrested or going to prison.
01:10:00 In the video, James discusses his belief that killing enemies is a good thing, and how this orientation affects his everyday life. He discusses how karma is the inner topology that allows for this orientation, and how different diseases and conditions come into experience. He also speaks about how real people with real diseases can be a source of distress for him.
01:15:00 The video tells the story of an individual's experience with amoebic dysentery, which was caused by a plum. The plum had made the individual susceptible to the infection, and the video ends with the individual thinking about how to commit suicide. The individual's experience illustrates how our lives are controlled by our emotions and impulses, and how our emotions can change over time.
01:20:00 The video discusses karma, how it works, and why it is important to be ethical in your life. It also discusses how meditation can help you to become more in control of your life and to see the potential in what is fragmented.
01:25:00 In this video, a monk gives a short summary of the traditional Buddhist cosmology, which includes the six realms of existence and the various types of sufferings that can befall humans. He goes on to explain that by understanding these concepts, we can become more conscious of our own karma and make better choices in our lives.
01:30:00 The video discusses the idea that all living things, including pigs, have the same buddha nature and are therefore sentient beings. The root cause of samsara, or the cycle of rebirth, is our separation from this nature. This duality is caused by ignorance, or the ignorance of our own nature.
01:35:00 In this YouTube video, a subject discusses how she views her individual ego self as a participant in a field of awareness. This awareness is arising in an unborn field of awareness, and it is the process of freedom. The individual encourages others to observe their own situation and to be aware of the subtle movement of perception through the senses, thoughts, feelings, and sensations. This awareness is the direction in which we should be working to become free.
01:40:00 The video discusses the concepts of conditioning, suffering, and the absence of inherent self-nature, and how these relate to the practice of meditation. It explains that, in the context of Buddhism, "what appears to be a person" is a construct arising from the five factors of form, feeling tone, perception, associations, and memories. The video concludes by stating that, in practice, "you should accept the authenticity of the other as they are and not try to make them some slave of your own fantasy or clone them into a representation of yourself."
01:45:00 The video discusses how we have a selective attention and how this affects our development. It points out that a person is not a thing, and that all there is are manifestations or showings. These show themselves according to how we are interacting with them.
01:50:00 The video discusses how events in the past can be changed by future events. It suggests that knowledge of people and things outside of time is only a 'world of construct', and that governments make similar decisions all the time.
01:55:00 The video discusses how governments create "safe spaces" for citizens by creating certain expectations and limiting interactions with those who do not adhere to those expectations. It points out the danger of living within these confines and how compassion arises when we are willing to allow others to be themselves and not rely on preconceived notions.
The video discusses the idea that humans are a multiplicity of moods, feelings, sensations, habits, and memories. It points out that these patterns are created by the interactions we have with the world, and that they are transient and subject to change. The video concludes by discussing the idea that humans are constantly determined by the environment they live in.
02:00:00 Shamatha meditation is a practice which can help to improve one's focus and concentration. It involves focusing on a specific object or focus, and is often practiced in conjunction with other practices such as breath work.
02:05:00 In this video, the basics of meditation are explained, including the importance of developing focused attention. The next practice is a walk through fields with meditation afterwards. The last part of the video is about movement and improvisation.
02:10:00 The video suggests that practicing meditation can help to calm the mind and reduce distractions, leading to a more peaceful and focused experience. It also recommends practicing one form of meditation, shamatha, for half an hour each day.
02:15:00 The video describes a meditation practice in which the practitioner focuses their attention on the breath. This simple practice allows the practitioner to become more aware of their own existence and to distance themselves from distracting thoughts.
02:20:00 The video discusses the practice of taking refuge, which is important in helping to manage difficult experiences in life. Taking refuge in the buddha, dharma, and sangha can help provide a reliable refuge from difficult situations. This refuge can be found on an outer level in the fact that somebody found freedom on an inner level, and on a secret level in the fact that at this very moment we are aware of what is happening.
02:25:00 The Buddha taught that the dharma is what he was talking about when he said that "what is there by itself, when no effort is made." The dharma refers to the actual situation we find ourselves in, not a fantasy, not an interpretation, not a cultural theory, but that which is there by itself. This is why we get very tired, we have to hold our life together, we have to wear nice clothes and we have to clean them. Work is necessary, but the dharma is referring to that which is there by itself, effortless. So how do we find that by our study and practice? This is the meaning of the diamond. The diamond is a reliable thing to refer to because just having a tidy house, having your hair just right, or having nice clothes or getting promotion at work, none of these things really bring much happiness if you get promotion at work. You get promotion to new responsibility, to more responsibility, to more people who can slap you about. So on one level it's good, on another level it should not be this way. This is our life, the complexity of the world is not going to be solved by a simple solution, what we see everywhere now, is people looking for simple solutions. These
02:30:00 The video discusses how the actions of many people working together create something greater than the sum of its parts. It refers to this as the "gestalt formation" and points out that even the people we may dislike or disagree with are part of our world because we would not know our opinions unless someone else contradicted them. The video ends with a short refuge prayer that can be recited slowly to allow time for reflection and for the meaning to be felt.
02:35:00 The video discusses how sometimes it is better to do less, and experience more, in order to achieve a goal.
02:40:00 The video discusses the idea of "opening to the mahayana tradition," which refers to the mahayana teachings of emptiness and compassion. The first approach to this is understanding emptiness, and the second is compassion. The video discusses how these teachings can help us to become more compassionate and open to others.
02:45:00 The video discusses how the sense of self is stabilized by our knowledge of the world. It refers to the famous Heart Sutra, which states that "form is emptiness, emptiness is form." This means that things are not static, but are instead constantly changing. The video also discusses how the lamp is not a singular entity, but is made up of many different parts. Similarly, we are not a singular being, but are made up of many different parts.
02:50:00 The video discusses the idea of "the multiple" and how it applies to humans' ability to communicate and interact with others. It points out that without other people, we would not be able to exist. The video then goes on to discuss the concept of "shared language" and how it is essential for human interaction. It explains that without shared language, we would not be able to communicate the most intimate aspects of ourselves. Finally, the video discusses the role of food and drink in human life, and how many people are involved in bringing these things to us. It emphasizes the importance of interconnectedness and connectivity in our lives, and how it allows us to connect with the world around us.
02:55:00 This video discusses the idea that humans are a multiplicity of moods, feelings, sensations, habits, and memories. It points out that these patterns are created by the interactions we have with the world, and that they are transient and subject to change. The video concludes by discussing the idea that humans are constantly determined by the environment they live in.
The video discusses different concepts in Buddhism, including emptiness and conditionality. It argues that by understanding these concepts, we can see things for what they are and be more present in the moment. This allows us to connect with our own voices and experiences, and to be more compassionate towards others.
03:00:00 The video discusses the idea of emptiness or nothingness, which is an important concept in Buddhism. According to the video, emptiness is simply an indicator of the dynamic nature of the world. We are constantly manifesting ourselves in different ways due to causes and conditions. By remaining with perception, we can see what is actually there. This is how we show ourselves to others.
03:05:00 The video discusses how different circumstances can change a person's personality, and how this is normal. The narrator argues that there is no such thing as "black people" because there is no essence to them, and that understanding this allows us to see people for who they are, rather than what we imagine them to be. The video ends with a discussion of the current situation in Greece and Russia, and the narrator's suggestions for how to handle it.
03:10:00 The video discusses how people can become disconnected from their own voices and experiences when they are caught up in the moment. It goes on to say that this can lead to destructive behaviors, such as suicide, alcohol abuse, and violence. Therapists who specialize in helping people connect with their voices and experiences are called "Mahayana therapists."
03:15:00 This video discusses the concept of emptiness, which refers to the absence of substantial or essential qualities in any object or phenomenon. According to the video, this state of emptiness is a common occurrence in our lives, as we constantly shift between different roles and identities. Our attachments and fears result in the creation of a "separate self" which ultimately leads to suffering. Non-duality, which is the basis of Buddhist teachings, offers a way of overcoming these attachments and fears.
03:20:00 The speaker discusses the idea of conditionality and impermanence, and how it can be difficult to accept when things change constantly. He goes on to say that when we are in a state of complete conditionality, which is life as it is, we are at home. We can't seek completion in simpleness because it doesn't exist in reality. Instead, we should embrace change and live in the moment.
03:25:00 The video discusses the idea that our sense of self is based on delusion and that what is reliable is emptiness, which is not something that can be grasped or controlled. It goes on to say that the way to experience more is to be present and appreciate what is happening in the moment, rather than trying to control or manipulate things. This approach allows for a large range of experiences and allows us to be in touch with our potential.
03:30:00 The 1-paragraph summary of the video discusses the idea that in order to help others, you have to forget yourself and let compassion take over. Rabalai, a monk in the 1400s, wrote about a gargantuan creature with an immense appetite that is filled with bodily functions. This story is completely scatological and shows the artificiality of traditional structures.
03:35:00 The speaker discusses how the hypocrisy of the church can be seen in the facade of smooth behavior, but behind the scenes there are many deals being made. He also discusses how to free oneself and others from this type of behavior by first freeing oneself.
03:40:00 In the video, Eckhart Tolle discusses the concept of emptiness, or the lack of inherent existence of people. He argues that when we try to know other people, we become limited and restrictive, because we want to control them. Instead, he recommends that we be humble and accept people for who they are, without preconceptions. He also suggests that we focus our attention on the here and now, and not worry about what has happened or will happen in the past or future.
03:45:00 This video discusses how life can be easy or difficult depending on circumstances, and how wisdom and compassion go hand-in-hand. It also discusses how western Europeans have a variety of opportunities, but can also be seduced by them.
03:50:00 The author discusses how, in order to break free from cultural expectations and obligations, it is often necessary to make a radical break from family and culture. He points out that this can be difficult, as it often leads to loneliness and isolation. However, he argues that it is ultimately worth it, as it allows people to engage in pursuits that are important to them and to contribute to the world around them.
03:55:00 The speaker discusses the importance of having a "mahayana view" in order to abandon what is happening in one's life. He talks about how getting caught up in anorexia or self-denying behavior can be tragic, but also how we can feel compassion for all beings. The speaker also discusses the importance of remaining in one's own country and not getting too wrapped up in one's own predictable fantasy.
The video discusses the idea of "tong len," or "giving and taking," which is a Buddhist practice of sending and receiving love and light. The video also provides an explanation of the sound made during tonglen, r. This sound represents emptiness, the seed syllable or core sound from which all other sounds come. The practice of tonglen is meant to help practitioners connect with and accept all experiences, faults, and sufferings. If you find the practice too difficult, you can simply stand in silence.
04:00:00 The video discusses the difficulties of practicing the dharma in one's own country, with attachments and aversions to other people playing a large role. The host's generosity and trust in guests is shown as a beautiful example of hospitality.
04:05:00 The speaker discusses how living a "less" lifestyle can lead to a more fulfilling life, free from stress and unnecessary demands. Instead of striving for "more," living a simpler, less busy life can be more appealing. The speaker recommends taking a step back and thinking about what is really important in life, and whether or not one is working for the right reasons. Finally, the speaker encourages people to reduce consumption and simplify their lives in order to live more fully and happily.
04:10:00 The speaker discusses how extrinsically meaningful activities can lose their value over time. He compares this to how an old photograph can lose its value once it's faded. In both cases, the value is already fading. The speaker encourages us to be mindful of what we're putting our energy into and to review our goals regularly.
04:15:00 The video discusses the issue of compassion, which can be divided into three aspects: the first is considered to be like preparing for a journey, the second is working on the journey itself, and the third is being compassionate without having an object to focus on. The video explains that when we project our own existence onto other people, we create a sausage skin view of them, where everything they do is seen through the lens of our own projections. The video goes on to discuss the importance of being aware of our own situation and not projecting our own projections onto others.
04:20:00 The video discusses the practice of Tonglen, or giving and taking. Tonglen is said to be a practice of freeing all beings from the illusion that there are beings to be freed. It arises from our own heart and spreads out to all beings. Tonglen is not toxic because it has no essence, but is a pattern that can be moved if there is the trust that movement is possible.
04:25:00 The speaker discusses the idea of emptiness, or lack of substance, and how it can be experienced in different ways. He points out that we create our own reality by how we perceive and react to the world, and that by being aware of our own thoughts and emotions, we can become more at peace. The video concludes with advice on how to deal with negative emotions, and how to be present in the moment without being overwhelmed by them.
04:30:00 This video discusses the practice of tonglen, or "giving and taking," which is a Buddhist practice of sending and receiving love and light. The video also provides an explanation of the sound made during tonglen, r. This sound represents emptiness, the seed syllable or core sound from which all other sounds come. The practice of tonglen is meant to help practitioners connect with and accept all experiences, faults, and sufferings. If you find the practice too difficult, you can simply stand in silence.
04:35:00 The video discusses the concept of tong len, or "trying less, experiencing more." According to the video's presenter, this practice is intended to help us become more heroic and to focus on our own happiness and sadness rather than on the happiness and sadness of others. However, this can be dangerous if our self is still present, because it can lead to a sense of self-fulfillment and a rejection of the other.
04:40:00 Karma is the cause and effect of our actions, and it is based on our understanding of reality. The first aspect of karma is the foundation, which refers to the creation of a sense of reality in our actions. The second aspect of karma is the object, which refers to the action itself. The third aspect of karma is the connection, which refers to the effects of the action. The fourth aspect of karma is the consequence, which refers to the effects of the action after it has been completed.
04:45:00 The video discusses the concept of karma and its importance in Buddhism. It explains that karma is a thought that has been invested with libido or life energy and that once it's attached to you, it takes on a life of its own and can catch you. The thought that catches you is the one that has been over-invested.
04:50:00 The speaker discusses the idea of renunciation, or the practice of ceasing to identify with worldly possessions. He explains that by thinking of worldly possessions as things that exist on their own, rather than as part of a larger, interconnected system, we are able to have a more personal relationship with them. This is important because, without a sense of ownership, worldly possessions cannot hold us hostage.
04:55:00 The video discusses how wisdom is about receiving and not about creating. It describes how the mind can be filled with thoughts and feelings that are not useful or relevant, and how over time these thoughts and feelings can become burdensome. The video advises practitioners to practice meditation to become more calm and open to what is happening in the present moment, and to allow old thoughts and feelings to dissipate without responding.
This YouTube video discusses the concepts of emptiness and void, and how they can provide a greater depth of experience. It explains that when the mind is no longer limited by thought, it can open up and show everything without being overwhelmed.
05:00:00 This video discusses how our thoughts and emotions can influence the way we perceive the world, and how we can learn to be more aware of them. It offers advice on how to communicate with difficult people, and refers to the Mahayana Buddhist tradition of which it is part.
05:05:00 This video discusses how to be mindful of other living things, in order to lessen our own ego-centered perspective. By doing so, we can better appreciate and connect with the vast complexity of life.
05:10:00 The speaker discusses the idea of embracing all forms of life in order to reduce fear and paranoia. He points out that this way of thinking is logical and makes sense, but it's still difficult to follow.
05:15:00 The video discusses the idea that life has purpose, and that we should strive to find meaning in life. It goes on to say that the Buddhist view is that there is no end to the journey, and that it is a marathon, not a sprint. It is important to have pace, stamina, and commitment in order to achieve success, and to do this, we must practice in different ways.
05:20:00 The video discusses the nature of the mind and how understanding one's own mind is the key to liberation. Freud's book, "Analysis Terminable and Internal," discusses the same concept.
05:25:00 Freud claimed that the traditional model of therapy - where the therapist concentrates on correcting the patient's behavior - is ineffective. He instead advocated for short, frequent therapy sessions in which the patient is encouraged to explore their own thoughts and feelings. This approach, he argued, leads to a deeper understanding of oneself and ultimately a greater sense of peace and happiness.
05:30:00 The video explores the idea of reduction, or seeing things in a simplistic way that doesn't take into account the complexities of reality. The speaker points out that when we're stuck in a negative thought, we're not really seeing anything. We're just looking at the thought itself, which is not actually going to show us anything. When we look at things in a more simple way, we can see that everything comes from the ground. This is where our ideas come from, and it's very important to be able to recognize this. When we're stuck in a thought, it's usually because we're looking at the thought as if it will show us itself. Instead, we need to look at the thing itself, which is the ground from which everything arises. When we do this, we can see that everything is already in non-duality. The thought and the thing are not really separate.
05:35:00 The speaker explains that there is only one mind, which is always present and unchanged, even in the midst of experience. He goes on to say that the mind is primordial, meaning it is present from the very beginning and not something that came after the beginning of the world. The ground, or basis, of experience is uncontrived and not made by anything. It is the natural condition of one's own mind.
05:40:00 The video discusses the idea of "effortless arising," or the idea that what we experience in the mind is inexhaustible because it does not come from a place of effort. It is the very nature of the mind itself. This is important to remember, as it can be very freeing to realize that all of the experiences we have in this life are simply appearances, and do not come from a place of limitation.
05:45:00 This video discusses how certain actions, even if they are bad, do not reflect the true identity of the person committing them. These actions are written down as "self-dissolving ink" which means that they are not a part of the individual's essence. The video points out that prejudice is always false because it assumes that some essence or quality is inherent in a person. This is something that is learned and can be changed.
05:50:00 This YouTube video explains the concept of emptiness, which is the lack of an origin or essence to something. The mind is always trying to grasp knowledge, but it can't do so through concepts. The mind is empty and this is why it can have so many experiences.
05:55:00 The video discusses the idea of void, or the lack of inherent self-substance in things. It explains that this allows for an abundance of experience, as the mind is able to open and show everything without being overwhelmed. The video then goes on to discuss the concept of conceptual elaboration, which is when the mind creates thoughts based on binary opposition, such as good vs. bad, right vs. wrong, etc. This can be a limiting experience, as the mind becomes fixated on these concepts and loses sight of what is truly important. However, when one enters into void as opposed to conceptual elaboration, they can experience a greater depth of reality. This is because the mind is no longer limited by the limitations of thought.
This video provides an introduction to the concept of "doing less," which is a way of experiencing more. It discusses how the mind works and how to focus on the flow of experience. The video also provides some tips on how to be more productive and how to deal with meditation problems.
06:00:00 The video discusses the idea of conceptualization, or the process by which we turn appearances into substances. It points out that conceptualization is not something that exists in and of itself, but rather is a mental process that arises from nowhere and then vanishes into nothing. This is our own mind, and everything that happens during the course of the day - from our experiences to the objects in the room - is generated by conceptualization.
06:05:00 The video discusses how the mind is not something that one can grasp, and how this makes it difficult to meditate. It goes on to say that one can find many things while meditating, but these things will not be the mind. The mind is something that one can be, and looking for it is the key to meditation.
06:10:00 The video discusses how to achieve mental peace by seeing thoughts as just thoughts and not as something that is essential to who you are. It also teaches how to let go of thoughts, which is a difficult but necessary goal.
06:15:00 This video discusses the concepts of emptiness and clarity of the mind, and how they are inseparable. It discusses how the clarity of the mind allows for the creation of experience, which is always dissolving. The mind is full of experience, which is always arising and dissolving.
06:20:00 The video discusses how to experience life more fully by focusing on the flow of experience, rather than getting attached to individual events. It argues that by doing so, we can better tolerate unpleasant events and thoughts, and relax into the present moment. The video finishes with a short meditation.
06:25:00 The video discusses how to practice "doing less," which is a way to experience more. The key is to relax and stay open to what arises, and to release any attachments to the experience. This allows the experience to flow by itself and eventually becomes habitual. The video also discusses the importance of "turning point," which is when you become more present with what is happening rather than getting caught up in narratives.
06:30:00 The video discusses the difference between intrinsic and constructed value. It argues that experience is meaningless if it is only based on the appearance, and that being able to give a commentary is important in life. The video uses the example of a ski race to illustrate its point.
06:35:00 In this video, Eifel-based sakshen practitioner Matthias Klopfer describes the practice of "just doing less," which is the goal of the sakshen movement. This simple task is being present as it unfolds and allowing the flow of experience to continue uninterrupted. Klopfer explains that when one is eating food, one should try to keep a sense of the space and see the interactions and movement in the space. Doing less can also be applied to one's practice of meditation, in which one may focus one's attention on one's breath.
06:40:00 The video discusses how to achieve success in life, and recommends preliminary practices to help with this.
06:45:00 The video discusses how, even though the ego is always impure, it can be purified through practices like reciting mantras and performing purification ceremonies. The traditional Indian system of guru-student-guru is also mentioned, as is the idea that humans are not like machines, and that we have different hierarchies and groups in our lives which can interfere with our ability to focus on our goals.
06:50:00 The video discusses how to be more productive by focusing on what is possible, starting at the top of the mountain rather than at the bottom. It also discusses how to deal with meditation problems, and goes into more detail about the mainstream society, simple methods for dealing with them, and the benefits of meditation.
06:55:00 In the video, Eifel mountain Sherpa, Sia Lama, discusses the importance of practice, and why some preliminary practices, such as prostration, may be necessary. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to decide what they feel is necessary for their practice and to not be afraid to try different things. Sia Lama advises to "try what your teacher says" and to have faith in the practice.
This video discusses how to do less and experience more. It explains that this can be done by staying present and not getting caught up in the ideas or formations of the practice. The video also demonstrates how to use sound and light to connect with the space and the spirit of the teacher.
07:00:00 The video explains that in zorken, the practice of doing less to experience more, there are two different paths. One is tantra, which focuses on using energy to achieve a certain result, and the other is nundra, which is a simpler form of zorken that emphasizes the connection between the practitioner and the space in which they practice. The video then demonstrates how to do zorken, with emphasis on the use of sound and light to connect with the space and the spirit of the teacher. When practicing zorken, it is important to stay present with whatever is happening, and not to get caught up in the formation or the ideas of the practice.
07:05:00 This video discusses how to practice meditation, focusing on tolerance and non-involvement. It mentions that there are appearances during the practice, such as bells ringing or a car passing by.
07:10:00 This YouTube video introduces the concept of doing less, experiencing more. This is a key principle in meditation, according to the presenter, and can help shift one's focus from the narrative of the world to the experience itself. Doing less can also help reduce stress and allow for a more peaceful and relaxed state of mind.
07:15:00 The speaker discusses the difference between intrinsic (meaningful) and constructed (meaningless) value, and how it can be difficult to remain present in life when caught in a cycle of constructing values. They provide an example of this in the context of skiing: if you are focused on your own thoughts and feelings, you are likely to have an accident.
07:20:00 In this video, a teacher explains how to do a practice called "lamination." When doing this practice, the teacher serves as a point of reference, and the presence of the enlightened ones helps to create a bridge of light. This practice helps to connect what is lost and found, and it is a way to be present in the moment.
07:25:00 In this video, the speaker discusses the concept of "object and the subject," and how we can "allow it to be there" in order to experience whatever happens. The speaker also suggests that, if we are caught up in any moment, we should stay present and not try to control or manipulate the situation. Finally, the speaker discusses the dedication of merit on a sheet, and reminds the listener that it is up to them to decide.