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Balanced Intentions

A dusty Jack Daniels Moving Box(not mine) is continued to be used as my nightstand.
I look over my breakfast tray, and the pile of Books are taunting me.

I decided in July, I would receive my 5 Precepts on September 28, 2013.
The required Reading for the Ceremony is the following:
1. What The Buddha Taught by
Walpola Rahula
2. Mindfulness in Plain English by
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Supplement Texts
1. The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya (Teachings of the Buddha

2. Buddhist Dictionary,
Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines by Nyanatiloka

Intense?
Yes.
Overwhelming?
No.

But, I struggle with my Mind and Soul, the Bridge that was demolished three years ago.

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I care for my new Western Temple.
(Our Monks are from Sri Lanka).
I am at Peace when I am inside.
I attend Sutta Study every second and fourth Sunday with our
Nun(Bhikkhuni).
I’m reading. Studying. Thinking.

But, something is not.
I cannot conform.
Will I lose myself in a new age tradition, or become in an ancient ritual?
I have ‘Monkey Mind.’
I lost my intentions to the spinning world inside.

Now, it is.
I’ve returned to Balance, found my reasons, and letting it all go.
Sunday’s Sutta Study awakened my silence. My ego. My drowning.

September 28, 2013, will be the end to the beginning.


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