[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”Introduction” el_id=”1486527557662-8e3fb316-31bd”]PIPO Source Code 072 is the first publishing from World
Peace Initiative Foundation, on the occasion of the grand opening
of the new office headquarters, in Thailand, on August 27th.
The word “PIPO” is commonly used among the Peace
Revolution Community and Peace Agents (country representatives)
around the world, it stands for “Peace In, Peace Out”.
We believe in the principle of cultivating our own inner peace
(individual peace, or peace in) before spreading peace out to the
world (world peace, or peace out).
Our PIPO theory and practice is designed like a Source
Code supplied in our modern technology, that is relevant to people
from all walks of life. This knowledge was rediscovered in 1917
(or 2460 B.E.) and has now spread to many thousands of people,
from over 200 countries.
072, is our unveiled secret code; 0 denotes the center of the
body, which is the home of the mind at the 7th base, 2 fingers
width above the navel. When the mind rests here, it will be Sabai.
Sabai is a Thai word, meaning relaxed and comfortable,
which you will see many times in this book.
This Book is a collection of the priceless teachings of Luang
Por Dhammajayo, The Abbot of Dhammakaya Temple in
Thailand, and the most respected and experienced meditator for 45
years, since his ordination in August 27th, 1969 (2512 B.E.).
We would like to share his wisdom and practices which are
universal, impeccable, yet practical in regard to Meditation and
Self-development; helping us to deal with our chaotic and
We sincerely hope that this book will provide great inspiration
in keeping your meditation practice on a daily basis, as well as
being a valuable guidance for a wholesome life, where suffering
and negative emotions can’t overcome your pure and beautiful mind.
Last but not least, we would like to give special thanks to
our editorial team; starting with Mr. President, Dr. Sith
Chaisurote, who let no detail pass without correction; Matthew
Witt, our Artistic Agent from the First Artistic Meditation
Retreat in 2014, who supported in editing; as well as Emma
Brewin, our Media Agent since 2011, who encouraged and
helped with this endeavor from the very beginning. Without them,
it would not be possible for this first edition to be in your hands today.
Ping Ping Worakate
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Having an education helps with
our ordinary existence,
Yet we do not place emphasis on
gaining knowledge for our own salvation.
Those in the world who stand in the sun
actually live in darkness,
for they do not know how to truly live.
Wherever we are;
below water, on the ground, on a mountaintop,
in space, or on whatever planets,
in any galaxy;
if we create an action
in our body, speech, or mind;
whether positive or negative,
significant or insignificant,
intentional or unintentional;
the consequences of such actions
will follow us, like a shadow.
This is the knowledge that we need to know.
Freedom of the Mind
Joy from meditation is unique.
It is joy that is great and free,
expanding farther and farther.
When the body and the mind
reconcile and unite as one,
the unimaginable will happen.
The ultimate purpose of life is within us.
It begins at the center of the body,
at the 7th base of the mind.
Be still at the center of the body;
the entrance to the inner body.
When we reach the inner body;
we transform from
the unwise, to the wise;
from being ignorant, to being bright.
That which is hidden becomes known.
Keep the Practice
Today we practice to maintain
stillness for 5 minutes.
Tomorrow, we practice again.
If tomorrow our experience
is worse than today, we ignore it.
If tomorrow our experience
is better than today,
we also ignore it.
Regardless of our conditions,
we keep practicing.
This is the way to Perfection
Stopping the Mind
“Stopping the mind is the key to success”, means:
that in order to obtain
the mind must be able to stop.
Otherwise, the inner experience
cannot be observed.
stop doing everything,
as we gain nothing.
Only be still,
calm, and comfortable.
Then we can embrace our inner experiences,
which is the purpose of our life.
*Dhammakaya is the purest state of human nature and embodiment of
knowledge, which lies within your body, and can be attained by anyone
regardless of religion or belief.
To stop and to be still depends on our own attentiveness or laziness.
It depends on us.
If we are willing to put in the effort,
then we can obtain stillness.
If we are not willing to put in the effort,
then we cannot obtain stillness.
We design our own destiny.
To forgive oneself and others
helps our mind become joyous,
and is a good foundation for meditation.
With a mind that is clear and at ease,
we can achieve anything.
If our mind is at the 7th base
(the center of the body),
anything can be achieved.
Be kind to yourself,
love and care for your mind,
don’t let it down.
Don’t hurt your feeling,
keep it Sabai*,
and it will become peaceful and calm.
When the mind is comfortable,
it will rest in peace,
and you will find true happiness.
With this clear and Sabai mind,
your body will be refreshed and healthy;
negatives will evolve into positives.
*Sabai is a Thai word that means relaxed and comfortable.
When you sit with yourself,
you will begin to see yourself
You will start to see who you really are,
and you will live a life,
true to yourself.
Distract from Purity
Though we want to be
clean and pure;
without our action,
we cannot attain that state of the mind.
To pray for it to be clean and pure
will not allow us to attain it.
The purity will arise
when the mind is at standstill.
It will come by itself, automatically,
no need to pray, or to make a wish.
Hence, stopping is the critical element;
we have to do it and it is not difficult.
The mind is ready to stop,
still is its natural state.
We drag it out of stillness during the day.
So many distractions keep us away from
the purity of the mind.
If we fail to take good care of our own mind,
we lose the ability to possess this purity.
We have to fill our lives with goodness,
so that our mind only stores good memories.
Though we will depart from this world one day,
the good memories we gradually collect
will make us proud forever.
When your mind is more delicate, still,
and connected to the pure source,
the will to do good deeds
will arise even more;
helping you to attain and gain inner wisdom.
The wandering mind,
moving back and forth like a monkey,
lacks power due to the 5 obstacles*
making the mind wild.
Once it becomes still and connected
to the source of energy,
your morale and spirit will appear.
*5 obstacles are the negative characters of the mind that hinder
the progress of purification, these are sensual mind, angry mind,
sleepy mind, wandering mind and doubtful mind.
To love yourself is different from being selfish.
To love oneself means to purify oneself,
and to be happy at all times.
All things that come to our mind
and our 5 senses;
both good and bad,
we must choose to opt for the good,
and let all be at the 7th base;
the center of the body.
There is no shortcut
to attain Dhammakaya.
You must gradually develop
purity, delicacy, and stillness of the mind.
Tastier than Ever
Just stop for a while
and see bright light
or a crystal sphere.
You know how tasty it is.
When you stop deeper inside,
and you see yourself
with different layers,
it will be even more tasty.
The taste of peace
is more delicate,
than any other tasty things
you find in this world.
Though today you may only see darkness,
one day you will find a light;
as darkness can’t stay
longer than 12 hours per day.
The sun will rise to shine its golden ray.
To chase away darkness,
which is the same as
the inner darkness.
One day, when the mind is more purified
and stops with right balance,
the brightness of purity will show up.
When there is a light,
the picture will follow.
All these things exist and wait within,
no need to seek for it.
Just do it right.
Truth of Life
What we all yearn for
is the unknowable knowledge;
the knowledge from inside.
We all want to know the real meaning
and the truth about life
that no academics can provide.
You have to learn by yourself,
Boon is the Driving Force
Boon is the great reward we achieve from giving,
keeping the acts of self-discipline,
We meditate to purify our mind,
to be clear and bright.
The more the mind is absent from
greed, anger, and delusion;
the more Boon you will possess,
and the more pure energy resides within us.
When we have enough Boon,
whatever we wish for will be successful.
Happiness, achievement, and fulfillment
will be given to us, until we feel
we don’t want for anything
except to meditate more and more,
to be in the center of the center;
closer to the ultimate destination.
We are the Light
When we become the light,
the world will be brighter.
We are lucky to have seen the light before many
so we must share it with them.
Starting from the smallest world we know; our family,
then expand to our workplace,
and be bright and brighter
wherever we go.
Things in our body will be depleted,
despite our fight.
our teeth will be decay and erode
and our hair will fall out.
Finally, our freshness and beauty will be gone,
as these don’t really belong to us;
it is all impermanent.
Hence, departure is normal.
If we do not separate from it,
it will be separated from us anyway.
This is the fact for all human, animals, and matter.
Someone may want this,
but get that.
We choose our spouse
because we think
we will love each other forever.
At the beginning
it is sweet, but then it changes through time.
Everyone has to face something;
we do not love and like
in terms of people, animal, and things.
Separation is an ordinary element of life,
and suffering is universal
for every living being.
The Lord Buddha found the way out,
and whoever follows his practice
to attain the ultimate peace
will become acknowledged, awakened,
When we know our own story,
awake from this Matrix,
the mind will be joyful and peaceful as a result.
No Fear of Death
When we can achieve
stillness and neutrality
the great feeling will replace suffering.
At the stage close to the death
we are oppressed to the extreme
that we would like to leave
our own body.
But if we could crystallize our mind
we would not fear death.
Hence, nurturing our mind to be
clear and bright is crucial.
Live today as clear and bright as we can.
Darkness will not stay
more than 12 hours;
on the 13th hour,
the light will be there.
We have no clue
when we will die.
We all must die
without knowing the date,
time, place, or the exact cause.
We all have to die, certainly,
so let nothing obstruct us
from training our mind
to be still and to stop.
To make excuses
is not reasonable.
When we have less Boon,
we have more obstacles.
That is simple and logical.
Boon, or the purest energy
will arise automatically
To be lacking of this Boon
means we also lack power
to win the battle of life;
to minimize the problem we are facing.
The Wave of Life
Obstacles are there to overcome.
The sea is beautiful with waves.
When you surf without waves
you will feel frustrated.
The same of the sea of life;
the waves make it beautiful.
Obstacles are a healthy challenge in life.
Just keep your mind at the center
and you will be happy
in surfing over the waves of life.
Life is Challenging
Life is not as smooth as silk at all times.
Sometimes it is up and down
like the mountains in a jungle,
some small, some large,
some tall, some short.
Whenever you face those challenges,
there is no need to be weary or discouraged.
You can lose everything
except your peace of mind.
Hold the will power
to overcome those challenges.
Fight with your wisdom
and high spirit
whenever you feel down.
Spirit and Morale
We were born to pursue good deeds,
so we must do it wholeheartedly.
We must use our days for this purpose.
Time passes quickly.
Just close and open the eyes
a few times
and it is the end of the day again;
then it’s not long
until life is gone.
Do not let our spirit and morale down.
Do not rely on others’ encouragement,
or even ask for inspiration, like the beggar.
A lack of wealth can be fixed,
but do not let your mind
lack spirit and morale.
Inspiration is within us;
take it out and use it
as much as you want.
There is endless amounts;
bigger than the Himalaya mountain,
larger than the ocean,
a sea of inspiration with endless coastline.
Educate yourself like this
and practice it regularly.
No need to feel weary, bored, and desperate,
as inspiration will be with you forever.
Weariness brings about despair.
Change discouraged to challenged,
and you will find the best way
Simply stop thinking about it.
Raise our spirit up like a flame
and go on to pursue acts of good deed
with the confidence that
we will, one day, receive
the fruit of those deeds.
Problems can be solved by wisdom.
Wisdom will arise when meditating.
Samadhi (or Meditation) is the well of wisdom;
stilling the mind at the right balance
will attain the source of wisdom,
that we can use to fix any problem.
With a clear mind
full of pure spirit and knowledge,
sooner or later, the problem will unravel.
Source of Peace Energy
Do not let your mind suffer,
still your mind to be at peace.
Do not lose the peace of mind.
The mind is the source of peace energy,
the source of willpower,
the source of wisdom,
the source of all collective Boon.
Boon will clear the problems
which arise from negative energy
and our own bad Karma*.
Boon is the only tool to
fight against our mistakes.
The power of positive energy
and good Karma
will kill the negative energy
and bad Karma.
This is the core concept of Boon,
the source of Peace Energy.
*Karma (or Kamma) is a Buddhist term which means action.
Collapse of Suffering
Whenever you are suffering,
think about Boon.
To be relieved from suffering,
start to meditate.
When we reach
the state of inner peace,
happiness will encompass us.
We will forget our suffering,
and instead, be full of joy.
Suffering will collapse
like a flame burnt out after rain.
The mind will evolve
to the higher state of purity.
If we are smart in thinking,
we will choose only the positive thoughts
that honour ourselves.
We can find happiness in our daily life;
it all depends on what we choose to think.
If we want to be worried,
think worrying thoughts.
If we want to be happy,
think about happiness.
No one forces us to think,
we are alone with our thought.
To be sad or happy
Is up to our own thought.
Save Our Stronghold
As you know,
suffering is temporary.
We must understand this fact
and minimise it,
just forget about it,
as if you never experienced it.
Stop thinking about it and
still your mind softly.
When you can’t conquer any more,
save your stronghold,
save your stronghold firmly.
We are not Alone
Don’t think we are suffering
alone in this world,
let’s think about good things in life.
Forget about bad and sad things,
Rest in ease and peace,
with your mind at the center.
Keep searching by
the shining light from within
and we will find the way out;
away from sadness, drowsiness,
stress, boredom, and loneliness.
We have strength
hidden within us.
It’s up to us how we utilize it
in the face of suffering.
Do not lose peace of mind,
keep a smile on your face,
and you will find the way out.
When we relax ourselves
and calm down our mind,
we will see the inner light.
We will see the center of the body.
We can use this path
to rid our own self
Even if we lost everything in life,
we would still have our breath
and the center of the body.
We should start from this point.
When the mind becomes
still and peaceful,
wisdom and willpower
will erupt to clear all problems.
Even if our wealth has gone,
we can strive to regain it.
If we still have our treasure
alongside the clean mind,
we will retrieve our wealth.
Motion Outside, Stillness Inside
Your work is actually a hobby
that you could do together
with your inner work.
That is to still your mind at the center,
moving outside for any chores or activities.
From study, housework, doing business;
whatever they are,
we can control our mind to be still
through changes in environment
and unexpected situations.
Do not let our mind suffer;
let it be the coolest spot
at the center of the furnace.
The 7th Base
Our center of the body is like
a giant library without boundary,
that can answer all the questions
and can transform our life.
It is the source of vast willpower
to pursue perfection,
for ourselves and others.
To be able to center our mind,
it is like to start a new life,
which is achieved from a stilled mind.
Many times we waste
our time and emotion to
trouble and pressure
when it’s not worth the lost energy.
There is nothing more worthy of our time
than stilling the mind to a stop.
Stopping is the key to success;
making us more satisfied with our life,
making us enjoy every moment,
and helping us attain true happiness.
Stopping helps us to spread
the purest, most powerful
love and kindness to all beings,
regardless of race, religion, and nationality.
Attaining happiness from meditation
will give us a sense of joy and refreshment
which will expand from our mind to
our nerves and muscles.
It will make our nearest and dearest,
as well as other people,
notice the difference.
It will attract them closer to us,
as it makes them happy too.
Our positive energy will unveil
stress and impurity in the minds of other people.
Our environment will become much cleaner.
It will help us to minimize dispute,
or keep it at an acceptable level
in order to reach the goal.
We must meditate to attain
true happiness inside
which only occurs when
we bring back our mind into our body.
When the mind becomes still,
happiness will chase us,
rather than us chasing happiness.
For the still and focused mind;
whatever we think,
whatever we speak,
whatever we do,
shall all be great.
As a result, our life is full of
happiness and success,
we see nothing as a problem anymore.
Meditation will decrease our own disputes,
disputes among family members and strangers.
We have the power to
avoid bad Karma.
The ability for tolerance
will develop internally,
of its own will,
as life has a fundamental principle
The internal sun will arise when
our mind is at a standstill.
It will be like a bright object
shining day and night.
The ordinary sun shines half a day
then fades away.
But when we attain the internal sun,
our life will never be in darkness.
Whatever incident we face,
though we cannot change it
as we wish,
we can overcome it;
as we connect with the happy sun inside.
We all have a chance to
attain Dhammakaya everyday.
If we do, we can make it.
If we do not do, we can not make it.
It is all in the doing
Diligent or lazy to take action?
There is no need to ask
for inspiration from anyone;
it lies within us, in plentiful amounts.
Just withdraw and use it,
no need to be thrifty;
the more we use, the more we have,
which is weird but same as exercise.
If we just lie idly, we have no strength.
We have to exercise
to energise our body.
The mind applies the same theory;
the more you exercise your mind,
the stronger and more powerful
it will become.
The one who wins the inner battle
is the real braveheart
as the true battle is inside, not outside.
We have to fight against our own
greed, anger, and delusion,
as they cause problems to
ourselves and the world.
If we move through
the suffering and darkness that lies within,
the world will be in peace,
and victory will truly be with us.
Win the Heart
If we are patient, forgiving,
and continue to do only good deeds,
we will win over their minds eventually.
This is the only correct way.
Like a tree returns hatchet with scent;
to negative actions,
we should return only good deeds.
Finally the victory will be with us,
permanently and sustainably.
We will win the hearts of the others,
and we will receive only
love and care.
Be Like the Sun
Whether we are alone or with others,
we will still find problems.
Problems can be found everywhere.
We can deal with
that problem with our
wisdom and spirit,
which arises when the mind is
still and focused.
Come to be the one who gives light,
like a sun that will never expire.
The sun rises everyday, no matter
how many sunset we see.
Do not keep your distance from meditation.
Place your mind at the 7th base at all times
and we will possess happiness and light;
and like the sun we can share our light
to all those around.
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For a person who doesn’t take care of the mind,
who lets it wander in mindless issue,
life will be chaotic and harmful;
not only for themselves,
but also for the people around them.
Sensitivity of the Mind
When we know
the nature of the mind
is to be very sensitive
to purity and non-purity,
we will be encouraged to take care of it
and keep it as clean and pure as it can be.
We will allow our mind
to be full of joy and happiness
via the process of meditation.
We will allow the mind to be
full of integrity and goodness,
full of beautiful memories,
and this will affect our life positively.
To be able to know our true self,
we have to let the mind be neutral.
This derives from stillness;
away from a generic frame of thought or idea,
away from what we have been told,
away from what we have heard of,
away from all study and hypothesis.
Once it is detached
and free from everything,
it will become its own master.
If we can achieve neutrality,
we will get to know our own true selves;
the real you and me.
The mind itself desires
to be happy and still at all times.
To sustain purity of the mind
is not difficult,
as long as you are not being careless.
However, if you are being careless;
not centering the mind regularly
and delaying your meditation,
or becoming overconfident
with the practice;
gradually the mind will become hardened
and drift away from its source
of purity and happiness.
the Key to Success
To be successful in the material world
and in the spiritual world,
stopping is the first thing to do.
To write a book,
one has to grasp a pen and a paper firmly,
before starting to write.
To drive a car,
one has to stop before
starting the engine.
Stop Before Start
When in search of a solution,
start with stopping and stilling the mind.
This will help you to see
the root cause of the problem.
The mind will travel back
to the source of wisdom
and be able to solve it,
softly, creatively, and effectively.
When the mind concentrates and focuses,
that moment is called
Meditation (or Samadhi).
Meditation allows access
to the well of inner wisdom.
Problems will unravel
when you start with this simple step.
Start from the tiny spot,
which is our own mind.
By letting it be empty,
free, fresh, Sabai and focused;
the problem will be gradually solved.
We will be shown the way to fix it,
step by step.
When attaining Dhammakaya,
the feeling of universal love
will automatically arise.
This is the purest love,
to give and share,
allowing all to be happy
and to suffer no more.
We should postpone our cloudy,
worried, anxious, sad, stressful
state of the mind for a while,
as the mind has
its own power to master.
If you want to feel stressful,
think about stressful issues,
you will achieve that state of mind easily.
If you want to feel worried,
just think worrisome thoughts
and you will achieve that state of mind easily.
However, if you want to have
a clear and bright mind,
just think about happy memories, cool stuff,
and great people like the Great Master.
If you imagine a clear thing,
like the crystal sphere
at the center of your body,
your mind will attach to its purity.
It is all up to ourselves,
as the mind has
its own power to master.
A mind which does not meditate
will be wandering and lacking in power.
This allows a chance for sadness,
boredom, stress, worry,
and other negative emotions
to occupy the calm space inside.
However, the mind can be vaccinated,
and protected from negative feelings,
simply by meditating regularly.
If the mind loses focus,
moving here and there all the time,
it is not ready to handle anything.
In study, teaching, working
or whatever you want to do,
if the mind is not systematized,
it is not yet ready
to embark on these tasks.
When we have developed the mind
to become more systematic,
that is the right time to start
working on things.
Just be Still
Whenever you can not figure out something;
just leave those thoughts alone,
calm your mind down,
and you will find a way.
Solutions will be found
when the mind is at ease and Sabai.
It is not difficult;
just be still
and your inner wisdom will be given
a chance to emerge
with more confidence than ever.
Process of Meditation
Meditation will help us survive
with peace and happiness,
in this turbulent world.
With a quality mind,
we will see things differently,
even though all things are the same.
The change is in our mind
which we transformed
from wandering to become
focused firmly inside.
The mind will expand,
we will see all beings as sentient,
all things will become beautiful and joyful,
and a smile will appear on your face.
Like the flourishing flower
that is made fresh by water;
the mind will flourish in stillness,
through the process of meditation.
When the mind focuses
at the center of the body,
we can live a happy and peaceful life,
feeling Sabai in both body and mind.
To practise meditation will make us happy.
We will sleep easily,
with no nightmares.
When we dream,
it will be of something beneficial.
we will feel like we have visited
the purest source of peace energy,
the biggest source of happiness,
the greatest source of wisdom,
that has no limit.
Endless willpower and confidence
will arise upon waking.
If we meditate everyday,
our mind will become familiar with the center.
We will become accustomed to stillness,
the mind will be lighter and softer,
our thought, speech, and action
will be greatly improved.
We will be more systematic,
We will think positively,
and carry out good deeds.
We will resist the worldly
desires and temptations
that distract our mind
from its pure state.
We will be able to maintain its quality,
to be strong, inside and outside.
Be wise in maintaining our emotions.
If negative emotions arise,
do not let the mind be clouded by them.
Do not hold on to those emotions,
Do not lose the feeling of ease,
be neutral to other emotions that affect us.
Not a gloomy stillness,
rather a lively stillness.
Unyielding stillness in consciousness.
Anger can be extinguished
by stopping and stilling the mind.
If we can compromise,
no problems arise to be reconciled.
When it seems
as if we are defeated;
just agree to smile,
agree to stop,
agree to calm down and listen,
agree to conciliate,
agree to win,
not to be defeated.
If you can convince another’s mind,
you are the winner.
Technique to extinguish anger:
When you are angry or clouded,
breathe out and hold your breath.
As you do so, let go of the trouble
that is causing the anger.
When it is gone, breathe in.
Let the fresh air replace cloudiness.
A Thought at a Time
Only a single thought
can enter our mind at one time.
If we have a positive thought,
neither a negative nor a neutral thought
will enter our mind.
If we have a negative thought,
neither a positive nor a neutral thought
will enter our mind.
If we have a neutral thought,
neither a positive nor a negative thought
will enter our mind.
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Do not place emphasis on
visualization of images
that we want to see.
Be content with whatever we see.
Observe comfortably, naturally
just like when we observe
trees, mountains or sceneries.
Slow the Mind
First Lesson is to slow the mind.
It is difficult to stop a car abruptly.
We need to slow down
until the car comes to a complete stop.
Similarly, we cannot force our mind
to stop thinking.
The mind must volunteer to be still.
That is, we slow our thoughts
calmly, softly, and gently.
Relax and be still until
the inner peace is obtained.
The second lesson is to
observe our mind with ease.
Be content with whatever we see.
Be content with whenever we see.
Be content with however we see.
As a human being,
we are sometimes faced with
It is only normal.
No matter how bored we are,
do not stop meditating.
adjusting the mind,
how softly we still our mind.
Not too tight,
not too loose.
In feeling that the mind is satisfied,
we have reached our goal.
Maintain that satisfaction continuously.
Practice meditation diligently.
Build a passion to meditate daily,
constantly, while working on other chores.
If we concentrate too much or too little,
inconsistently or infrequently,
we should just observe and correct.
Evaluate our meditation experience every day,
then our meditation will improve.
Stop the Mind.
The mind must be able to “stop”.
Without the mind stopping,
the inner experience cannot be obtained.
Stopping is the key to success.
Stop the mind from thinking
and maintain the feeling of ease.
With such conditioning,
the mind becomes relaxed,
free from thoughts and distractions.
Stop All Desires
To stop the mind,
one needs to stop the desire.
To stop the mind,
we must be able to stop all desires.
Desires for what we want,
what we wish to have,
what we wish to become.
Stopping is the key.
Joy of the Wise
The means to seek worldly treasures
and spiritual treasures are contrary.
In seeking worldly treasures,
we need to be active.
In seeking spiritual treasures
or inner experiences,
we need to be still and inactive;
without thought, speech, or action.
Be still and calm to
reach the treasures within.
Such is the joy of the Wise.
Stay within the Body
Keep your mind childlike
to obtain inner experiences easily.
Why do children obtain inner experiences easily?
It is because the mind of a child
stays within the body.
Adults obtain inner experiences
with more difficulty
because the mind of an adult
does not stay within the body.
A Wandering Mind
When our mind wanders,
do not be angry
or upset with ourselves.
As a human being, we always think,
as thinking is one of the processes of the mind.
Let the mind wander
but do not let it create an emotion.
Observe whatever comes through
like we observe birds flying.
Observe without interaction.
We have to be careful of these 4 things:
Do not have an expectation.
This means that
we should not have an expectation
of our inner experiences.
For example, as the mind stands still,
we expect it to go to the center of the body.
Do not rush.
If the image is unclear, we rush it into clarity.
The right approach is to observe with neutrality.
Do not stare.
Inner images require the use of the mind.
Do not use our eyes to stare.
Close our eyes comfortably as if we are sleeping.
Do not fixate.
Observe softly, whatever image appears.
Let images flow.
Observe with neutrality and calm.
When we question what we observe,
the experience disappears.
Solution: Stop and observe continuously.
When we let the mind wander off.
Solution: Keep the image consistently.
3.Cloudiness and sleepiness
Solution: Use a clear and bright image
as an object for meditation.
4.Anxiety and Fear
Solution: Keep the mind neutral.
5.Excitement and joy
can cause experiences to disappear
Solution: Keep the mind neutral.
Solution: Adjust the body comfortably.
7.Too much effort can cause stress.
Solution: Keep the mind still and at ease.
8.Laziness and lack of commitment
Solution: Maintain a meditative state consistently.
9.Desire for an inner experience
prevents the mind from stopping.
Solution: We have to stop such desire
for the mind to be stopped.
10.Too much expectation on our experiences
Solution: Don’t forget that
we are an observer not a director.
11.Too much staring,
using our eyes to fixate and dictate the mind.
The result is coarseness, coarse images.
Solution: Do not stare or fixate, simply observe.
These 11 challenges make our mind less refined.
As our experiences get better,
they revert back.
All these can be solved by being still.
Let Them All Go
When we meditate,
relax and feel “sabai”.
Do not put too much effort into it.
Do not let anything distract our focus,
let them all go.
When we meditate,
put everything aside.
Ignore issues related to
Center our mind throughout the day.
Let the mind familiarize itself,
and be still
at the center of the body regularly.
Brighten up our Mind
Let’s start from our easiest spot,
our most Sabai spot,
our most relaxed spot,
the most familiar spot
we can feel.
Then visualize a crystal sphere.
If visualization does not work,
then feel Sabai and relax continuously and easily.
If we have many wandering thoughts,
just open our eyes.
When our thoughts are gone,
close our eyes again softly
to let eyelashes touch.
When the mind becomes stiller,
the brightness from within will arise.
Brighten up little by little.
When the mind stops completely,
the brightness will be everywhere.
When our mind wanders,
it is still attached to useless things.
When it is detached from these useless things,
It will then attract to useful things.
When the mind is attached to these useful things,
it will become consistently still.
Such that the mind no longer wanders
because it recognizes useless things.
Without wandering thoughts,
the mind becomes attached to useful things.
Crystal sphere and inner body,
these are useful things.
Without wandering thoughts,
We will reach the destination soon.
We have to observe
whether we feel sleepy
because of a lack of sleep,
or because of tiredness.
If we lack sleep and become drowsy,
then rest for a while.
If we have enough sleep,
do not feel tired,
but still feel drowsy,
this is because we place our mind
at the center too softly.
Concentrate and focus continuously
at the center of the body.
Defeat our sleepy mind.
At first it may be a bit difficult
to stop the mind.
Be patient and calm.
Even though it may not be
what we wish for, wait happily.
Be continuously still and soft at the center;
then the inner experience
will develop by itself, step by step.
Most of the time,
we are not patient enough.
We push our mind too hard,
or the mind starts wandering.
If so, the mind cannot stop.
It cannot be still.
We become used to the wrong technique.
Be ready to be a newcomer.
Always ready for a fresh start.
Keep your mind clean and pure.
Throw everything away.
Put everything aside.
Just be still.
Start from the most Sabai spot.
Wherever you feel Sabai,
just place your mind there.
Sometimes it is too difficult to go straight
to the center at the 7th base.
If so, start at any one of the 7 bases
that you feel most comfortable.
There is no need to worry about the center.
Just be still, light, and Sabai.
Do it Right
Do not put too much
determination into the practice.
1.The inner body is always there within you.
2.You already have the center of the body.
3.You have the mind that can reach the center.
There is only one thing left to do,
and that is to use the right method.
Make yourself comfortable,
still your mind so that
it stops at the center.
You are not competing with time.
Be at the center.
If you feel stressed or too tight,
open your eyes
and think of whatever thought
that makes your mind feel fresh.
Perhaps think about nature,
or the beauty of flowers,
any good deeds you have done,
or even the innocence of children.
Whatever makes your mind Sabai.
Because you have to start from
the Sabai condition to reach the center.
No Need to Resist
Having wandering thoughts doesn’t mean
that we cannot fulfill our wish.
We have to allow ourselves to release
those collected thoughts.
No need to resist it.
No need to feel irritated.
No need to worry.
Relax and let go.
Do not force a vessel upstream
when current is strong.
It will simply make you feel stressed.
Find Our Balance
By observing ourselves,
we can adjust our body and mind
every time we meditate.
Search for our own balance,
adjust our body and mind
until we find the right balance.
The right balance has following characters:
We are fond of such state of mind.
Maintain this feeling continuously,
without any worry.
the balance will bring our mind to
a standstill inside,
and brightness will arise naturally.
Loosen up your Mind
Do not worry whether it is
bright or dark.
Loosen up your mind
like you’re wearing loose attire;
not too tight.
You feel comfortable and Sabai.
Let your mind loose,
Let it be
Simply let it be like this,
then the mind will find its way to
the most balanced condition.
Time Doesn’t Matter
When you are in the right condition,
happiness will follow.
You will not know
how much time has passed.
You will no longer care about time
and will be happy in the moment.
There will be no desire to go
anywhere in the world.
Passion for meditation
will arise on its own.
You want to meditate
without going anywhere.
You want to be there alone
and practice continuously.
Stop and be Still
The main objective of meditation practice
is to make it stop and be still.
To achieve this goal,
you have to
throw everything away
from your mind.
Put everything aside,
and only be still.
The ingredients for perfection are:
and Sabai feeling.
Clarity and brightness will come.
There is no other way around it.
Keep a calm and still mind.
If you feel bored,
just open your eyes.
If you feel discontent,
then start over.
Be ready to start over.
If there is attraction from inside,
it means your mind is well-placed.
Just Keep Watching
“Just keep watching whatever comes”.
It is like watching the scenery
while you are driving
to your destination.
Knowing by Ourselves
We know by ourselves whether:
the mind is pure, or not;
the mind is focused, or not;
the mind is deeply still and gentle, or not.
Happiness within Happiness
when we place our mind softly.
It is the first stage of
happiness we experience.
This happiness multiplies
when we obtain
stillness within stillness.
We cannot escape from such happiness.
Sabai is the starting point.
If we are enjoying meditation
without feeling bored,
it means that our mind is well-placed.
Continue to maintain this condition.
The Path Towards Happiness
Place your mind Sabai.
Find the right balance.
Do it proficiently.
Pressure makes your mind coarse.
Refrain from it.
This is the path towards happiness,
and only happiness.
Relax and Sabai.
Progress in Meditation
On the path toward happiness,
the mind has to be neutral.
Do not react to meditation experiences
whether good or bad.
Just be still and neutral at all times.
Do this as if you are not doing anything,
and you will obtain progress in meditation.
Ph.D. in Meditation
To keep watching is to stop the mind.
If we see a crystal sphere,
stop at the center of the sphere.
We will attain our own refuge within,
and graduate with a Ph.D. in meditation.
Different from an ordinary Ph.D.
in that it doesn’t take years to complete;
it doesn’t require studying, reading,
writing, researching, thinking,
defending, and more.
In fact, a Ph.D. in meditation
requires no action,
just stopping and stilling
the mind, in the correct way.
Attainment of Dhammakaya
The only way to attain Dhammakaya is to stop.
To be able to stop the mind,
the Sabai feeling is needed.
Train our mind to be Sabai, pure, and bright.
If we empty our mind,
it will be still at the center,
back to its home
at the 7th base.
Whenever the mind is at its home,
we will be able to attain Dhammakaya.
Centering the Mind
To center the mind means
to imagine softly,
similar to when you think of
things that you love
and are familiar with.
Imagine easily and comfortably.
This is called “Centering the Mind”
The Easier Path
Learning meditation gets easier and easier;
the more you learn,
the easier it becomes.
It may start with some difficulty,
but it gets easier.
The most difficult part
is the first stop of the mind.
That is it.
If you know the technique;
and achieve the first stop,
everything will be simple.
The more you learn;
the easier, brighter, and purer
A guideline to observe your progress,
is to check whether your meditation
is easier today than yesterday.
If the answer is yes,
then you have a proper understanding
of how to place your mind.
If you get this point,
you can reach good experiences every time.
Be patient in training your mind to be still.
Being still depends on
how well you notice the mind’s development.
If you understand your mind perfectly,
stillness will be continuous.
Inner experiences will be lasting.
Sometimes your experiences are not stable,
as you place your mind correctly but fleetingly.
So train your mind more consistently,
to make it stable,
in every session that you meditate.
Once you reach that stability,
everything will be faster and easier.
Sometimes we feel bigger,
sometimes we feel smaller;
like we shrink to the ground,
just be still and stay neutral.
Sometimes we feel our whole body expanded,
just be still and stay neutral.
Sometimes we feel shaken or spinning,
do not pay attention to such experiences.
Do not follow these experiences,
nor fight against them.
Just be still and stay neutral,
and all these experiences will disappear.
Sometimes our heart beats so fast,
just be still and stay neutral.
Sometimes we have goose bump,
but just be still and stay neutral.
Be a Child
Do not question too much;
sometimes you have to act
like a robot,
without a brain.
There is no need to
analyze, research, comment,
or contemplate the experiences.
Just act as if you are in kindergarten.
Allow your mind to be
as innocent as a child.
A child without much knowledge,
is just still and relaxed.
Although you may be sick,
you need to find time to meditate.
If you feel drowsy,
just fall asleep.
If you feel stiff,
adjust your posture.
If your mind wanders,
open your eyes.
Just fix the problem that arises,
and continue to meditate.
You will find a path for your life
if you keep meditating.
Be consistent with the practice.
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Awake from the Center
When we are awake,
we must also be awake in our center.
Observe the center closely.
When we wake up
and wash our face and brush our teeth,
let the mind be there at the center.
When we take a shower or go to the bathroom,
let the mind be
at the center of the inner body.
Even when we eat or commute to work,
center the mind until it becomes automatic.
Adjusting all the Time
We should regularly still our mind
at the center.
Let your mind linger
around the center,
until it feels at home there.
In this way,
when we come to meditate,
the mind is attracted
to the center quickly.
There is no need to
spend more time in adjusting our mind
because we are already adjusting it at all times.
Center In, Center Out
If we don’t center our mind at all times,
then we have to spend a lot of time
settling the mind when we meditate.
If we talk too much,
we have less time to spend centering the mind.
Speaking distracts the mind from centering.
In centering the mind,
if we cannot imagine anything,
that is not a problem.
Feel as if the mind lies there
at the center.
continuously and naturally.
Eventually images will become clear.
We have to center our mind
regularly and continuously.
Whether we are sitting to meditate or not.
Let the mind become a part of our body,
as if every moment is meditation time.
Even when we turn a somersault,
the mind is still there at the center.
This is a basic foundation,
which will become beneficial
when it is time to sit and meditate.
When we close our eyes,
the mind goes inside effortlessly.
Center your mind softly,
gently, lightly, and happily;
with a clear and thought-free mind.
While you are doing your daily chores;
like brushing your teeth,
washing your face,
or cleaning your house.
Inside, you can place your mind at the center
and imagine a crystal sphere
or your inner body there.
As a beginner,
use visualizations to prevent
the mind from wandering.
When the mind is still,
this state can be called:
“Motion Outside, Stillness Inside”
Task for the Mind
Do not let any external factors become obstacles
to your diligence in meditation.
Regardless of whatever you are doing;
sitting, sleeping, standing,
walking, eating, drinking,
acting, speaking, or thinking.
Meditation is a task for the mind,
it is not a burden to be carried.
The mind just needs to be still at the center.
This is called being mindful.
It requires using your body and mind
If you have no one to converse with,
then converse with yourself
with the words
(clear and bright).
In the Middle
When you lie down,
do not sleep idly.
Observe your inner body.
Be still in the middle of your inner body.
Let it expand to enclose your body.
Rest in the middle of your inner body
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As Indispensable as the Air
Practice meditation diligently
until it becomes a habit, a daily routine.
Like taking shower,
washing our face,
or brushing our teeth.
If it is something
that we do every day;
without it, we feel like our life is
missing something important.
Think of air, we always breathe it.
Without it, we can’t survive.
Meditation works in the same way.
We have to make it a priority,
one of the most important things in our life.
As important as the air we breathe.
we can’t live in this world.
Without inner peace,
we can’t truly enjoy it.
4 Habits that help:
Have affection for Boon and inner peace.
Abstain from using harsh and bad language.
Be happier to give than receive.
Associate with those who are wise.
Diligence and persistence
are key to meditation.
Wise practitioners attain insights
through meditation because of their diligence.
The enemy of diligence is laziness.
The only way to deal with it,
is to be diligent.
If you are diligent,
laziness will disappear,
and diligence will become your habit.
Never forget to stop and be still.
You can choose whatever
career to make a living,
but always stop and still your mind.
Working and mind-nurturing
can go together.
Stop and be still,
until you attain Dhammakaya;
and understand the true happiness
that derives from the mind
that is still.
Speech is important.
Some words may be true and beneficial,
but if spoken,
they may cause pain to others.
In that case, they need to be revised.
It is not difficult to speak lovingly.
We can practice this skill
because words are plentiful in this world.
They are free like the air we breathe.
We can choose words wisely.
We have to train our mind regularly
and be diligent and determined.
Do not give up.
Do not lose patience.
Do not be lazy.
Train every day,
even though, sometimes,
you may have to force yourself.
Keep practicing until it becomes voluntary,
until you can center your mind at all times,
in all postures.
Observe whether you are
using the right method.
Remember to do it again and again,
until you reach your own refuge within,
which is so precious to life.
One can correct a negative life by:
1.Forgetting all negative acts in your past.
2.Abstaining from any further negative acts.
3.Recollecting your good deeds.
4.Accumulating more good deeds.
5.Meditating until you reach inner peace.
This world is a collection of people with flaws –
greed, anger, delusions, jealousy.
Men and women, we all have flaws.
The more they accumulate,
the coarser our thoughts become,
as anxiety and worries emerge in the mind.
But if we can maintain
stillness of the mind at all times,
we will be calm from within.
Then our minds will be strong
in any situation,
and unshaken by any circumstances.