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Buddhadharma : Summer 2007
summer 2007| 42 |buddhadharma exertions. Through these contemplations, we generate wisdom. Whether or not we enter samadhi, we can still use this wis dom to lessen our vexations and reduce conflicts and contradictions within our mind. This is why we begin with the four foundations and four proper exertions. Buddhism emphasizes the need to prac tice in order to realize one’s own buddha nature. But this does not mean that someone who perceives buddhanature is no longer subject to vexation. After experiencing buddhanature for the first time, one still called the four kinds of samadhi. There are differences between the nonBuddhist and the Buddhist practices of samadhi. In nonBuddhist meditation, one’s goal is to stop wandering thoughts, to enter samadhi, and to experience freedom from vexation. However, coming out of sama dhi, one will again experience wandering thoughts and vexation. So life is good in samadhi but not so good out of it. The Buddhist approach is different because we first practice the four founda tions of mindfulness and the four proper to perform alchemy, or to become invis ible. If you were invisible, you could take whatever you wanted and not get caught. I guess you could call it magical stealing. One could become rich without working. But if you had such supernatural powers, would you use them that way? I think not. These are not the kinds of powers one would use on the dhyana path. The second kind of power one can generate is freedom and ease of mind. To attain that state we practice dhyana, which is the reason these practices are also rYanzoghlin