Palpable Disquiet

Nearly all the retreat guests have gone. We had a good retreat together and I was glad and happy to be talking about Buddhism, practice and the Precepts. Somewhere in there during the week-end we talked about karmic consequence and how one can recognize negative consequences by a palpable disquiet experienced within ones body and mind. One blog reader who appreciates words and their use was taken with these two words so I thought I’d share them with you all.

There were a few Mountains readers here. It was a delight to meet those known to me already as well as those who mentioned being a regular here who I didn’t know about. I’m generally amazed that real live people read this and even get something out of it that’s useful too. There may well be a few more checking in following the retreat. Welcome if you are one of them.

Iain over in Japan, who set up this blog for me initially, writes about the third anniversary of his fathers death, which is today.

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5 thoughts on “Palpable Disquiet”

  1. I like that description. “Palpable disquiet”. Felt only by oneself I presume. We learn to hide the pain of karmic consequence I think.
    I can fool everybody about what I do but I can’t fool me.
    There’s something very deep about all this which would take up too much space to expound here.
    Thank you for this teaching.

  2. And you have now picked up a new reader:)

    I didn’t catch that phrase at the time but it’s nice to be reminded of the retreat.

  3. Thanks both. I am a bit behind with responding to comments however I did want to acknowledge these two before the day has finished.

  4. On the subject of words, which I often find difficult, I couldn’t resist posting this: Toki Pona, a simple language.

    http://www.tokipona.org/intro.html

    There are only 118 words, which “are often vague and can have many different translations in English. The word toki, for example, can mean talk, speak, say, communication or language”.

    “Because of this, as a speaker, you rely a lot on context to interpret what is going on. You become connected to the world around you. Instead of detaching yourself from the direct experience of life with abstract and complex concepts, you learn to listen to people and directly connect to your surroundings.”

  5. Only just been able to read your blog today since the retreat ended because of moving house etc and having to use daughter’s PC, but I wanted to express my appreciation of the talks/guidance/food for thought etc given by you and Rev Wilfred, and say that it was also a delight to meet you, the blogger, and find out that you are a “real live person” too! As my PC time is currently so limited I hope and intend to write you a “proper” letter soon and send it by snail mail.

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