We all read the articles on the web site which includes experiences from our co-cultivators. I often feel at a loss and submitted a lot of question but it seems that conditions are still not ripe yet as he has yet to give answers… May I ask for your opinion? I hope that you will compassionately answer me.
I do not normally comment on other teachers’ teaching or technique in order to avoid being perceived as jealous, insecure or envious.
In this case, however, I will make an exception in order to clarify some important cultivation aspects. Furthermore, since this cloud teacher is anonymous, it cannot be construed as a personal criticism or attack.
One simple technique that you can use to help increase your stamina and reduce stress is to gradually learn to build your Chan skills using the full lotus technique outlined in our Chan Handbook. Simply train yourself to sit in full lotus in 2 minutes increments until you break through the first pain barrier. This will give you added stamina, faith and confidence.
I am very conservative in my spiritual practice. I only learn from the patriarchs’ teachings and stick to the Mahayana methods of cultivation.