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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?

Well, we do not meditate 24/7. That is why meditation does not work without a moral basis in how we speak and act.

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 sense of oneness with other beings. Based on this behaviour inner growth is possible.

The most important external factor herein 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.

The way they are showing starts with weakening the mind’s reactivity: attraction, repulsion and distortion – also known as greed, hatred and delusion or stupidity.

That is how 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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