Ayya Khema

A Quote by Ayya Khema on ayya, khema, ayya khema, satisfaction, self satisfaction, content, contentment, and meditation

We could become quite satisfied with ourselves because we are sitting in meditation and are endeavoring to practice the spiritual path. Such satisfaction with ourselves is not the same as contentment. Contentment is necessary, self-satisfaction is detrimental. To be content has to include knowing we are in the right place at the right time to facilitate our own growth. But to be self-satisfied means that we no longer realize the need for growth. All these aspects are important parts of our commitment and make us into one whole being with a one-pointed direction.

Ayya Khema

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Ayya Khema on ego, concentration, and mindfulness

As long as we have practiced neither concentration nor mindfulness, the ego takes itself for granted and remains its usual normal size, as big as the people around one will allow. 

Ayya Khema

Source: Being Nobody, Going Nowhere, Revised: Meditations on the Buddhist Path, Pages: 166

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