Quotes by Jean Smith

"One friend experienced enormous dukkha when she realized that men no longer looked at her when she walked down the street."
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"You must be present to win.” And that’s what this book is about—being present in our lives to gain the happiness we deserve, for ourselves and equally for others."
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"(Don’t follow the passage of air all the way in and out of the body, but rather keep your attention focused on the site where you feel your breath most clearly.)"
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"If thoughts arise, observe them, but do not get hooked into stories about them; then let them “float away,” the way bubbles float up and away when a diver exhales under water."
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"When your mind is stable, move into shikantaza by just sitting. Allow whatever comes up to come up, whether it is a sound or a thought or a physical sensation. Observe it until it drops away. Just let whatever is present be present. Continue this way until the end of your sitting period."
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Books by Jean Smith

  • Radiant Mind
  • 55 ratings
  • February 1st 1999 by Riverhead Trade

    (first published 1999)

  • Everyday Mind
  • 24 ratings
  • November 1st 1997 by Riverhead Trade

    (first published 1997)

Jean Smith
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