Watch outside…

Some of us, we love to spend time to watch others and start to “criticize” or “Compare” and “Comment” about others.

Our focus is outside and this is not going to help our practice.

“One of my teacher ate very fast. He made noises as he ate. Yet he told us to eat slowly and mindfully. I used to watch him and get very upset.

I suffered and he didn’t. I watched the outside.

Later I learned: Some people drive very fast but carefully, others drive slowly and have many accidents.

Don’t cling to rules, to outer form.

If you watch others at most ten percent of the time and watch yourself ninety percent of the time, your practice is okay.

by Ajahn Chah

 

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