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The Daily Dharma – September 25, 2021

Sacred Tree of Bouddha from Jami al-Tawarikh by Rasheed al-Din Al-Hamazani

Cultivating Our Home, Cultivating the Holy

Jesus Christ practiced meditation. When John baptized Jesus, he made it possible for the Holy Spirit to be born, or manifested, in Jesus the human being. Then Jesus went to the mountain to spend forty days in retreat. He practiced meditation and strengthened that Spirit in order to bring about a total transformation. Although it’s not recorded what position he practiced, I am sure he did sitting and walking meditation, and that he practiced looking deeply, touching deeply, and nourishing the energy of the Holy Spirit in him. Maybe he sat under a Bodhi tree like the Buddha.

Thich Nhat Hanh
from Jesus and Buddha as Brothers