How to listen to a Buddhist monk

//How to listen to a Buddhist monk

How to listen to a Buddhist monk

Ask a Buddhist monk a question, and there’s a fair chance the answer will make you think, “What the heck?”, “That sounds crazy!”, or “But that totally contradicts [fill in the blank].” Having any of those reactions can close the door to understanding whatever truth is behind what the monk says. (Or what anyone says, for that matter.) Instead, resist pushing back and just let the answer sit for a while. A while could be minutes or months. Often months in my case, as I’m a little slow. At some point you may read or hear something that allows you to see the answer from a different perspective and see the truth in it. So often one question has multiple true answers depending on the perspective from which you look at it.

By |2018-05-16T06:04:57+00:00April 28th, 2018|Random Thoughts|0 Comments

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