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    On Sep 27, 2010 Ganoba wrote:

    If we observe the way our mind functions, we would notice,

    that it is fleeting and flirting,

    never staying for any length of time with anything that it is relating with.

    As a result, our observations are superficial and fragmented. We do not understand anything in its wholeness, including ourself. How then can the choices we make be appropriate?

    No wonder we are experientially unhappyand intellectually confused.

    To change the situation at the root, it seems necessary to improve improve the quality of our observation; to make it more whollistic and subtle.

    Some of the early sages/scientists devised the mrthod of sitting still for a length of time, doing nothing, observing whatever was happening, within and without.

    They also remained silent for a whilr after this excercise, reigning in the temtation to conceptualise the experience and put it in words, apparently for the benefit of others.

    As I have practised this simple excercise; sitting still and being silent, the mysteries of life have become clear, life has become simple and enjoyable.

    I recoomend that allof us make it a part of our daily routine.

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