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Experience Of Guanyin Recitation

Nov 02, 2015, 6 smiles On October 25-31, I took part in a Gaunyin recitation session at CTTB -- one of three every year, and this one included a special visit from many ServiceSpace friends on Oct 30th. This Guanyin Session was a little different from previous ones. Each day I applied as much attention as I could to recite. Through experience, I learned that attention is karmically conditioned. If I want to have the ability to pay attention to what has not already been karmically conditioned, I am responsible to train my own attention, often against the current of karmic habituations. Not only sense objects, but the organs themselves arise based on past karma. There is no way to pay attention to how the organ arises if my conscious mind is constantly bombarded by the arising of objective supports that are habitually grasped and attended to. These take the form of thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, etc. ... Read Full Story