November 16, 2009

Being the Stream

Meditation is not just a rest or retreat from the turmoil of the stream or the impurity of the world. It is a way of being the stream, so that one can be at home in both the white water and the eddies. Meditation may take one out of the world, but it also puts one totally into it.

- Gary Snyder, from “Just One Breath, ” Tricycle, Summer 1995

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DaveS's picture

Entering the stream is the first major transition or level leading toward the
fourth ie. Arhat or full enlightenment. Each transition is sudden and
represents a new level of purification with the first meaning that the
stream of joy is continuously experienced.
As above it does help considerably with being more totally in the world
as well have deeper meditations.

Jim karter seo's picture

I like the information provided. I will start some meditation every week now for peace of mind.

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Aaron's picture

Great article. Meditation is a great way to become in touch with the world.

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