“In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away” – Shing Xiong

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Captain Dane's three rules of Sailing

we recently became interested in sailing and it turns out to be a clear reflection of the Dhamma just as thru hiking was. Captain Dane is a sailor and teacher we just met who shared these three rules:
"#1. Always Pay Attention to everything all around." What else but Mindfulness?
"#2. If in doubt, let it out." this actually is the Golden Rule of Sailing and refers to the Mainsail, if you fight with it you will surely get a knock down so ease up, take the middle way.
"#3. Don't be mean. Mean has three meanings: it can mean average - so don't be average, go your own way, follow your bliss; it can mean stingy - so be generous; and it can mean cruel, so be kind. And you may have noticed I used the word mean several times in another fashion - meaning - the true meaning of everything is the loss of delusion. I thanked him for the Dhamma talk and thanked my lucky stars for bringing us together.

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