Dharma discussion on Saturday 9 July 2016 (2)
Thay reminded us that we are constantly being ‘blown at’ by the 8 winds (or the 8 worldly conditions) of: praise and blame, happiness and pain, fame and disrepute, and gain and loss. We feel happy when praised, angry when blamed, joyous in gaining something, despondent in losing something. Like a yo-yo, our mind bobs up and down as we are tossed about by these 8 winds. Our Thien (Zen) practice helps us to develop Right Stability (calmness and awareness) and prevents us from being ‘blown away’ by the 8 winds.
Namo Shakyamunaye Buddhaya