Prostrations, Prostrations

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Friends, this was my wonderful idea yesterday. Three million full length prostrations over 21 years. Darling, I’m getting on in years, says this ole body of mine. Don’t you just want to lie around and fart?

Don’t laugh. Well, you can, it’s funny what happens to your body, speech and mind when you announce to the universe a grand slam whopping idea like that one. Did I get any sleep last night? No. Can I move around very easily today. Not really. Gee Mum, I just did another 40 prostrations. That’s good isn’t it! Anyway, as the old story goes, slowly slowly the turtle beats the hare and wins the race. Who mentioned a race? Don’t turn this into a race; good spiritual practice is far more advanced and subtle than that.

The mantra count for the first session of the day is at 40. I’m aiming for at least 100 today.   A slight improvement on yesterday. I don’t know after completing the cooking of a good homemade pesto dish, if I have 200 prostrations in me by 10 or 11pm tonight. The idea is to keep the heart and mind relaxed.

The first two days accumulative count so far is at 119. You don’t need the gym. You don’t need a stressed out walk along a filthy beach shoreline. Just stay at your place and work off your negative karma and purify by either confession to the 35 Buddhas, or Praises to Chenrezig, or recitation of Buddha mantra. That’s far more meaningful, beneficial and wholesome. It’s also very meritorious to do such a practice with the bodhi mind as one’s purpose and motivation. The mind aspiring to and engaging in the path to enlightenment; the path to the cessation of suffering. No one likes suffering, but suffering is what many beings do experience.

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Have a good day. Tashi Delek. ( All auspiciousness).


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