Saturday Global Online Group Practice (17 December 2016)
[ Facing Life ]
It is not wrong to love oneself. What if we fall on the extreme?
A fellow practitioner shared a story which is worthy for us to ponder.
He said: “I have been married for more than 10 years. Do you believe I have never seen my wife without her make-up?” Whenever I am awake, she would already have her make-up on, nicely dressed with matching shoes and hairdo. “Perfect” is not an exaggerated appraisal for her.
During our courtship days, I was attracted to her “perfect” appearance. After our marriage, she continues to apply full make-up. Seeing her painted face makes me unable to relax when I am at home. I feel I am facing a “masked person”. There is an unspeakable awkwardness in my heart. My wife is obsessed with perfection. She would be in agony with any slight trace of flaw. It affects our lives and I don’t know what to do.
Have you been baffled by the concept of [ Self ]? Many people are confounded due to dignity, honor and disgrace. The Buddha teaches that [ Cultivation ] is to liberate ourselves from suffering and gain happiness. We must learn to let go, change ourselves and constantly practice to achieve the state of [ No-Self ].
How do we remove the shroud surrounding [ Self ] and move to a state of [ No-Self ]?
I welcome all to meet me online this Saturday to explore [ Facing Life ]. Here’s wishing everyone auspiciousness.
Online Global Group Practice Schedules:
Taipei / Beijing / Malaysia / Singapore:
17 December, 2016 at 0900 hrs
17 December, 2016 at 1000 hrs
North America (Eastern zone):
16 December, 2016 at 20:00 hrs
North America (Pacific zone):
16 December, 2016 at 17:00 hrs
17 December, 2016 at 12:00 hrs
(In general, the online session commences at 9:00 am on Saturday. Please contact your local Bodhi Meditation Centre for their respective practice time.)