Friday, September 5, 2008

Fundamental Change

The Energy that Drives Greed, Hatred, and Delusion (pulling, pushing, and foggy disregard) pp 50-53

Just as hurricanes and tornadoes are fed by the larger forces of sea and air, ...movements of the mind are fed by the weather systems of the basic hungers. Our lives are beset by agitation and dissatisfaction. If we seek relief, short-term benefit can come from addressing the obvious manifestations of greed or lust, hatred, and hazy delusion. We can change our behavior, watch the mind, or alter our environment. Truly fundamental change, however, will come only from addressing the underlying hunger--the energy source driving all these roots, thoughts, and actions.
Greg Kramer p.52

This kind of fundamental change is what is possible with our meditation practice. We are in the very interesting and exciting process of transforming our consciousness, of changing our brains.

I have found this exploration we are doing with Gregory Kramer into the causes of suffering manifesting through interpersonal practice helpful and highly revealing. I am now looking forward to moving into the Third Noble Truth, the end of suffering as it relates in this investigation to interpersonal relationship.

If you are following along with us, consider reading these pages, reviewing earlier parts of the book, and working with the exercises on page 53.

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