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June 23, 2017

How to Live with Less Drama and More Dharma. {Video}


When we wake up in the morning, are we reborn into the world of Dharma or are we reborn into the world of our personal drama?

That’s the question we consider in this week’s nano-teaching.

Most of us will answer, “It depends.” But on what?

The conventional answers: the situation, the other person, time of day, where we are, what we ate, family history, cultural history—the list goes on.

The meditative mind, without denying any of the above, suggests that the most important factor in making the shift from drama to Dharma is remembrance.

The Path of Remembrance: A Nano-Teaching Video

This nano-teaching video is excerpted from a series of monthly teachings and meditations presented to the Wisdom Heart Community.

The text Eric quotes is the Isa Upanishad—one of the shortest and most profound ancient mystical teachings.

This nano-teaching explores:

>> The mystical connection between sleep and death.
>> What is revealed when we remember our holy nature.
>> The role of suffering on the path of remembrance.

Teaching highlights:

“The practice of meditation is the practice of cultivating that sacred remembrance, which lives within you as a feeling state. It lives within you as a feeling state of santosha, or contentment, of shanti, or peace. It is a feeling state of prem, or unconditional love and (the most holy) a state of prajna, divine wisdom.

What is wisdom? It is remembering to remember. It is remembering who you are and directing attention toward the radiance in all that arises within and around you.

Cultivate remembrance and direct loving awareness toward all that arises—particularly, toward forms of suffering and experiences of incompleteness. Whether it’s an inner experience of incompleteness or a sense of struggle and incompleteness in the world, infuse all with loving awareness.

Whenever suffering arises, it is calling you back to remembrance, back to the perception of radiance as ever-presence.”

Love and Shanti,

E & D

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Author: Eric Klein
Image: Author’s own
Editor: Danielle Beutell
Copy Editor: Callie Rushton

 

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