The quiet passion
Author: Corrado Pensa
From a couple of Dharma teachers, a presentation of the pivotal topics of Buddhism which uses an accessible and current language, but no less rigorous and faithful.
The path to liberation is not an abstract and distant project, something that will happen who knows when, but it is a path in which we cultivate, moment by moment, the practice of freedom.
The theme of the present moment is central to all the great spiritual traditions and it concerns the ability to stay as much as possible in the here and now. This ability develops and trains through meditation. But what does 'meditating' really mean and how do you become 'aware'?
The authors offer in these pages an answer to these questions, it will then be better understood how, by virtue of meditative practice (applied not only in a context formale but to everyday life) is possible make the mind flexible and aware: making it capable of seeing mental suffering, recognizing its importance in life and, above all, understanding how it is continuously generated and nourished by the so-called 'pollutants', that is, attachment, aversion and ignorance.
Meditation, therefore, not only helps to pacify the mind, but also and above all to educate the ability to be present in the here and now and to see things as they are. In the absence of this ability, in fact, one tends to consider true only one's own construction of reality, inevitably remaining victims of confusion and suffering.
In contrast to the culture of "having", now increasingly in crisis, the authors dwell on the priority of "being" as an expression a life inclined to cultivate trust, wisdom and compassion.