Teleseminar 1.24.11

Profound Meditation is “a proper scuba diving kit.” Practice is the guru. Rumi’s poem The House Guest. Preparedness to respond to situations because of meditation practice. Profound Meditation is supportive of a wide range of meditation practices.

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness
comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
Meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
Because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
— Jelaluddin Rumi, translation by Coleman Barks

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