Much metta and thanks to everyone for their advice and insight. Being a former practitioner of Jodo, I tend to lapse into chanting
I respect and admire the wisdom and thoughtfulness expressed in this thread. You are all helping my practice as I work out the relationship between faith
In the most pedantic sense, trust and faith are two very different concepts. One is born from experience, history, and understanding (that would be trust).
I feel your pain. Same thing when I was working in a koan-centered practice. For a long time. What finally helped (along with the passage
I like what Kokuu said. I will add the following: so what if it sounds like vipassana? So what? Does that keep you from sitting? Watch out for the