The Six Paramitas: ExertionDecember 6, 2021 | 19 Comments
Audio-only version is here.
Meditation practice begins at 17:26.
Dear Open Heart Project,
Thank you so much for signing up for this six video series on the six paramitas or transcendent actions.
These actions may sound ordinary—we all know that generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, concentration, and wisdom are worthy pursuits. We may have ideas about what each quality means, which is fantastic. But here they are viewed in their transcendent or extraordinary form. In these short talks, we are exploring what is meant by transcendent generosity, transcendent discipline, and so on.
This week we come to transcendent exertion. This has nothing to do with trying harder, particularly.
Even if I don’t know you, I know this: you are already trying as hard as you can. Please have a listen to this talk to hear more about what it means to effort without aggression, to work at your life as part of your spiritual practice rather than another attempt at self-improvement.
Thoughts? I always love to hear from you.
With love, Susan
PS You’re not broken! You don’t need to be fixed!