The qualities of honesty and sincerity are not only at the root of this path, they are the main elements of practice. Without them we will not be able to manifest results and progress. If our efforts are carried by honesty, they will lead toward the realization of truth. If they are lead by personal preferences and pretense, they will lead us further away from the highest realizations. Sincerity is the element that helps us to do the practice properly in accordance with the instructions that have been given. In a world where we rather follow our personal feelings and preferences it is pretty difficult to encounter someone who practices sincerely.
Our Two Weekly Audio Teachings
Here we list our two recordings from last week’s classes. The classes are held every week at the Phuket Meditation Center and are for free. Everyone is welcome to join! You can find out more about the free sessions on this page: Free Meditation Classes. We hope to see you soon 🙂
EPISODE 163: Honesty First
Cultivate honesty. It’s the first great power and the path leading to truth must be based on honesty. There are different levels of honesty, different layers to it. As you keep breaking through on this path, you will discover the many layers of deception and delusion as the power of your honesty grows and finally culminates in seeing truth clearly.
EPISODE 164: Practice with Sincerity
Doing something with sincerity and devotion is a form of respect. Following instructions with sincerity is a cause of attainment. If we are not sincere towards our teachers, our art and our path, results will not manifest in alignment with it. Instead of dabbling around, wasting time do it with your whole heart and results are bound to show.
Blog: Cultivating Honesty
Honesty is not just something you cultivate – it’s the heart of the path. We should never underestimate the importance of truthfulness and sincerity as our spiritual progress depends on it, much like the function of a boat depends on water. The quality of honesty gradually deepens as you go along, culminating in the discovery of what we sometimes refer to as “ultimate truth”. In this article I would like to explore the transformative power of honesty or sincerity from my own limited viewpoint.
Video: 3 Perceptions – Discovering Truth
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We hope that this little summary helps you with your studies and your meditation practice. Let us know down in the comment section below if you need anything – we are always ready to do our best in order to help you with your practice. We send you much love from Phuket and hope to see you (again) at one of our events soon.
About The Author
Tobi Warzinek has been working as a spiritual guide and mentor since 2009. His journey started in early 2002 when he entered the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Rabten Choeling. He spent approximately 7 years in the community and studied the Tibetan language, mind-training and various meditation methods. Additionally he trained in traditional monastic debate and Buddhist philosophy. In 2011 he subsequently began practicing within the “Forest Tradition” in Thailand. Altogether he has dedicated his life to the exploration and refinement of introspection throughout the past 18 years. You can connect with Tobi on his page or on facebook.
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