48: Knowledge

Life is
Beauty,
Terror,
Knowledge.

A crucial part of following Tao is seeking knowledge. All the efforts of self-cultivation are meant to make us a fit vehicle for that search. Sometimes what we learn is not pleasant. With learning, we glimpse life as it really is, and that is difficult to bear. That is why spiritual progress is slow: not because no one will tell us the secrets, but because we ourselves must overcome sentiment and fear before we can grasp it.

The above is an excerpt from:
Tao 365: Daily Meditations
by Deng Ming-Dao

This book is one of the books that are part of my daily readings and study of Tao. The other books include:

I read and contemplate the passages before breakfast, before lunch, before dinner and before bed. I find it very convenient to do this using the Kindle version on my mobile phone.

Daily Meditation

After my morning readings I do the 31 minute version of the Sa Ta Na Ma / Kirtan Kriya meditation. I have found that the Sa Ta Na Ma / Kirtan Kriya meditation with its combination of sitting, mantra and mudra helps to calm me and get my Acquired Brain Injury brain, with Monkey Mind on steroids, centred first thing in the day.
Richard E. Ward

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