In this dialogue, the teacher-student relationship is taken to the next level. Here the teacher discusses mindfulness and connecting with others.
Student: I meditate every morning before breakfast for half an hour and when I am ambitious, half an hour in the evening, but I just can’t focus.
Teacher: Do you like to do chores? Of course you don’t and neither do I, but I value the outcomes through experience, strength and hope.
S: I love to ape other apes, but it gets a little boring when the outcomes take so long to aquire.
T: The outcomes are immediate. You are doing a life long habit which will bare fruit for your entire life. And you will use your mantrum to aquire proficiency with meditation.
S: I have experienced outcomes using my mantrum, but I never realized it was a watered down version of my daily meditation.
T: This is your Inner baby Monkey brain that tells you such obvious misinterpretations. But you have supplied me with good reason to help guide you along this razor’s edge.
S: What is my Inner Baby Monkey?
T: Just sit and watch any baby monkey to see. And then report back to me.
The student sees a baby monkey acting in various normal ways and realizes that he too behaves like this at times. He also feels like it is good to remember a part of himself that helps him understand and accept himself as a whole monkey.
T: Well, what have you learnt about the Inner Baby Monkey?
S: Do, I really act so circular with my action, thoughts, beliefs? Yes, and thanks to you, I have been allowed to aquire a better path of experience, strength and hope. The baby monkey is still inside of me. I just did not recognize myself. I need to parent it when it needs me. And I need to learn more about myself in this regard.
T: It is wonderful to have a student who teaches himself and needs me to guide him.