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We do not practice meditation to gain admiration from anyone. Rather, we practice to contribute to peace in the world.

Sayadaw U Pandita, In This Very Life (page 1, first sentence)

 

And how can this be done?

First of all: because our speech and behaviour are getting a moral basis.

Explanation: We do not meditate 24/7. Speaking and acting is our main business during the day. Morality or virtue is not a pious religious or political talk. It is the own rational deliberation: what I do not want to be done to me, that I will not do to someone else. Such a moral behaviour is a manifestation of our connection, our solidarity with other beings. Based on this connectedness inner growth is possible. Just that is what meditation is about: inner growth.

That brings us to the second point.  This inner growth starts with weakening the mind’s reactivity: attraction, repulsion and distortion – also known as greed, hatred and delusion or stupidity. It is just this weakening which creates the mental space to have the above mentioned rational deliberation again and again.

 

The most important external factor in this inner growth is good friendship, with someone who is showing the way.

The Buddha (623 – 543 BC) was such a good friend, Mahasi Sayadaw (1904 – 1982) was such a good friend, Sayadaw U Pandita (1921 – 2016) was such a good friend, his senior students (m/f) are such good friends.

 

Going this way inward, we are able to become our own best friend (m/f). Then we are able to inspire others and to share our purity with them. Starting with ourselves in such a way, we can contribute to peace in the world.

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