A couple of nights ago sitting outside the Friends Meeting House in Lancaster readying to attend the Lancaster Meditation group meeting I pondered on what I’d talk about. This is what came to me. It’s from the monks ordination ceremony.
The merit of first mind
Is the widest and most completely
Even if Buddhas
Explain it fully
Such explanation can never be enough.
It is just so hard to talk about first mind (or beginners mind) without there being huge misunderstandings. And being hampered by mental tiredness didn’t help either! If I were to zip now to first mind and think about that I’d say it is largely marked by humility. Natural humility.
There is nothing like
a tired mind
attempting to talk about
first mind to bring up
There is no way, and no point, in pushing a brain that has just run a mental marathon, which mine has over the past weeks. Nor pushing oneself on other levels either. Tired is tired. I’m glad I went to the meeting – you were all kind and compassionate. Thank you.