The Monkey Mind And Meditation
Some may find the term, “monkey mind”, upsetting, derogatory, and insulting. That is a shame, as the point is completely lost, the ego is involved, and a natural human defense goes up. After all, we are supposed to be the “king of the primates,” aren’t we?
The first time I heard the expression, “monkey mind” being used in regard to meditation, I thought of Swayambhunath Stupa, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Sometimes, this is called, the
“monkey temple,” and it made me laugh to myself, as monkeys need supervision in human