To discover something of immense and cosmic proportions while reading today was so wonderful.
In the Anapanasati sutra, Buddhadasa Bhikkhu gives an explanation from Buddha’s texts that describe how one aught to “throw back” our identifying with ‘I’ and ‘Mine’ of the things in nature, where the right thing to do is to stop doing that. Along with three other stages in this practice, one is cultivating and absorbing guidance on a continual basis.
Stop attachment and ultimately, suffering. Such a profound statement… Don’t steal nature’s things.
This is emancipation from every type and form of attachment.
This idea of “throwing back” is comical, as it breaks from the ideas we are conditioned to believing that we are the center. Ego. Delusion.
Be brave. Be brave. Be brave.