December 12, 2013

Of Butchers and Saints

Butchers and Saints

One butcher came to Nan-in. He was a butcher and Nan-in was a Buddhist monk who believed in non-violence. His whole profession was of violence. The whole day he was killing animals. But when the butcher came to Nan-in, he asked him, ”What am I to do? My profession is one of violence. So am I to leave my profession first and is it that only then I can be a new man, or is there some other way?” Nan-in said, ”We are not concerned with what you do. We are concerned with what you are. So you go on doing whatsoever you are doing, but be more alert. While killing, remain alert, meditative, and go on doing whatsoever you are doing.

December 4, 2013

Celebs and Meditation: Hugh Jackman



Hugh Jackman enjoys meditating with his children.


The 'Wolverine' star, who has a son, Oscar, 13, and daughter, Ava, 9, with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, claims sitting in a room quietly together on a regular basis has changed their lives.

The 45-year-old Australian star told UsMagazine.com: "I said [to one our our teachers] what do we do with the kids if we want to mediate? He said, 'Just be quiet in the house and tell the kids they don't have to mediate' -- they were young. But say, 'There's no TV, there's no talking, you can read, do whatever you want.' And what we found is we would meditate."
He added: "We got used to a quiet time together in the house. Now they're sort of naturally getting into it. Meditation has changed our lives."

Deborra added: "They just sit in a room with us. They loved it . . . They would be upset when the time ended. They sit there, they'd draw. They knew that they had to be quiet, but it made us all be together without using words or anything. But energetically we were all together sitting comfortably in our truth which is what this meditation is."

Hugh made his first red carpet appearance the David Lynch Foundation Presents: Change Begins Within Benefit Gala in New York City on Tuesday (12.03.13), since revealing on Instagram last month that he underwent treatment for skin cancer on his nose, and wore a small Band-Aid over the area.

Article outsourced from: StarPulse.com