Why We Practice

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Chris Marti, modified 4 Months ago.

Why We Practice

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A beautiful metaphor:

This is the way
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Papa Che Dusko, modified 4 Months ago.

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So to enjoy the spectacle and the view? emoticon 
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Chris Marti, modified 4 Months ago.

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Be the sea lion.
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Papa Che Dusko, modified 4 Months ago.

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Be the sea! 
Hector, modified 4 Months ago.

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Be both emoticon
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Papa Che Dusko, modified 4 Months ago.

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I still prefer to be the sea emoticon 
https://youtu.be/BqGPXwQDSNY
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Papa Che Dusko, modified 4 Months ago.

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And this is why we practice Jhana! emoticon 

https://youtu.be/iUR6fNZeyy4
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Chris Marti, modified 4 Months ago.

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I was using the original video I posted here as a visual to show, well, to show how we can overcome the ups and downs of life (the big waves) through our practice. We can learn how the waves work, how they interact with us, and eventually dance among them without letting them rule us (the sea lions).

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Papa Che Dusko, modified 4 Months ago.

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I know emoticon 

and it is romantic emoticon 

until it isn't emoticon 

and then some emoticon 

I know emoticon 

and it is romantic emoticon 

until it isn't emoticon 

and then some emoticon 

I know emoticon 

and it is romantic emoticon 

until ... 

...

...

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Chris Marti, modified 4 Months ago.

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Too much coffee?
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Papa Che Dusko, modified 4 Months ago.

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5th day off nicotine! emoticon it's getting ugly emoticon 
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Papa Che Dusko, modified 4 Months ago.

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I feel like a sea lion chased by a pack of Orcas! emoticon 
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Chris Marti, modified 4 Months ago.

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I quit smoking several times. the last time for good. The main date to get through is about a week out. After that, the cravings get a lot easier to handle and eventually they go away. Just like a meditation practice, eh?

Hang in there! You can do this.
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Noah D, modified 4 Months ago.

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Is "this is the way" a Mandolorian reference? 
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Chris Marti, modified 4 Months ago.

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Of course!
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Noah D, modified 4 Months ago.

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I have spoken.
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Chris Marti, modified 4 Months ago.

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Ni Nurta, modified 4 Months ago.

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Should I take from this topic/post/video that you practice to be reincarnated as sea lions to ride waves? emoticon

Sounds cool emoticon
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Chris Marti, modified 4 Months ago.

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I was hoping you would all practice to become sea lions surfing on waves  emoticon