Sit-a-Long with Jundo — Fallacies of Awakening, Part III: No Place to Run

Another common fallacy concerning awakening is that it we must run after it to attain it.

But in this attaining — by which the core attainment is the profound experience of no need to run, nobody to do the running, no separate place to run to, nothing which can be lost or attained in the effort — the best way of attainment may be to radically give up all running, and all need to attain. As with a dog chasing its own tail, what is here all along may be found by being very still and seeing just what is. [Click through for more, and to "sit-a-long" with today's video.]

Oh, don’t get me wrong: diligent practice is not stagnation, ambivalent complacency, or sitting on our hind-quarters like bumps on a log. This practice is vibrant, alive, realized in our energetic sitting, standing, walking, running and all activity in life. However, that which we are making real is this radical “non attaining” — and the best way to do that is to attain stillness and stability within, no matter the apparent movement and commotion without.

And the way to do that is to sit very stable and still.

Today’s Sit-A-Long video follows. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended.

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3 Comments

  1. Cam
    Posted August 14, 2010 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    Hello Jundo. I have a request. I am receiving your videos via Youtube. I find this more convenient for myself. However, your video titles are not descriptive. I think it would be beneficial to use the video’s topic as the title. Then it would be easy to search and find a topic I am looking for instead of wading through multiple videos. Thank you. I find your videos very helpful.

    Cam

  2. Nigel99
    Posted August 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Jundo for this teaching.
    It's good to be at home just being at home!

    Gassho Nigel.

  3. Don
    Posted August 16, 2010 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Thank you, Jundo.
    Gassho,
    Don

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