Tilopa´s 6 words of advice - Sam Harris Daily Meditation 2022.10.09



The minutes you spend here are precious. Don´t let them slip into planning your day or worrying about what has happened.

This instruction reminds of a fundamental work of Mahamudra meditation: Tilopa´s. 6 words of advice.


Sam Harris uses the first to points of advice: don´t recall and don´t imagine.


Everything leads to the meditation of non-meditation.


Here is the full list:


  • Don´t recall (past)

  • Don´t imagine (future)

  • Don´t think

  • Don´t examine

  • Don´t control

  • Rest


These 6 words embody the core of Mahamudra: don´t do. Even stop doing everything that is a meditation strategy.


Tilopa´s 6 words of advice read and explained by Jayasara Samaneri

To experience this meditation, one may listen to Jayasara Samaneri providing a wonderful rendering in her meditation-voice.

https://youtu.be/A34zMe7EDPE



Resources


Gebel, Till. (2021c, April 11). Mystic world tradition, masterfully read (for free) by Samaneri Jaiyasara. Till Gebel. https://www.till-gebel.com/post/homage-to-samaneri-jaiyasara-the-masterful-reader


Jayasara, S. (n.d.-a). Jayasara Samaneri - Wisdom of the Masters. Samaner Jayasara on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/c/samanerijayasara/videos

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