There are two sides to a human life: The ‘somebody’ side and the ‘nobody’ side. The somebody side includes things like physical appearance, personality, image in the eyes of others, likes and dislikes, virtues and vices. Our somebody side has a lot of issues to deal with.~ Ajahn Jayasaro [source: Ajahn Jayasāro’s Yellow Pages Teachings >
The nobody side of our being manifests naturally when the mind has been trained to let go of its addiction to thinking. When the nobody sides comes to the fore everything settles down, and all the ways in which we are somebody in the world seem insubstantial or like a story told by a child.
Mental suffering arises when we are out of balance, when our mind is completely absorbed in our somebody issues, lacking access to the cooling perspective of our nobody dimension.
When we feel greedy, jealous, angry, misunderstood, anxious or confused, it’s good to remind ourselves that its just ‘somebody stuff’, manifestations of one dimension of our life, not the whole human deal.
By establishing a connection to our nobody nature we can find a balance between it and our somebody nature, and find peace in this unpeaceful world.
Saturday, March 13, 2021]
MONDAY, July 11, 2022
No registration is required. The meeting link is –
…alternatively, you can connect manually, with Zoom meeting ID 453 777 7699 and passcode ‘5ps‘.
The topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from:
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12:45 pm MDT (eg Denver)
1:45 pm CDT (eg Chicago)
2:45 pm EDT (eg New York/Tampa)
7:45 pm BST (eg Dublin/London)
8:45 pm CEST (eg France)
8:45 pm CAT (eg Botswana)
9:45 pm EAT (eg Kenya)
Ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by Robert, but Patrick will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.
Image – Borrowed from https://dhammawitz.org/category/ajahn-jayasaro/yellow-pages-teaching/