On Wednesday 11 June, devotees gathered at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang to participate in the third meditation session of the Gimhāna Retreat. After the group sitting, Bro. Tan gave a profound Dhamma teaching on the cultivation of a ‘good mind’. Wisdom, the foundation of a ‘good mind’, can only be gained and retained through consistent cultivation based on Right Understanding. ‘Pāyoga-sampatti’ (Right Effort and diligence) is the most critical factor in gaining wisdom and to progress spiritually.
Another requisite of a ‘good mind’ as shared by Bro Tan is to develop a sense of gratitude. Gratitude is an important spiritual quality and also the ingredient for joyful living. Being grateful for all of our life experiences, whether pleasant or unpleasant, can help in our spiritual progress and also bring us peace and happiness.
The Gimhāna meditation session was very well-attended as the Shrine Hall was filled with devotees enthused to learn and practice. The congregation found the teachings practical, beneficial and easy to comprehend. The congregation later dedicated merits to all beings, and to the successful completion of Nalanda Centre’s building expansion currently underway. Sadhu anumodana!