措尼仁波切 禪修課程 止的禪修（有所緣禪修，無所緣禪修）
Fearless Simplicity(中譯大圓滿生活), p.83--止：修學
Fearless Simplicity(中譯大圓滿生活), p.84---止：修學
The purpose of shamatha
The purpose of shamatha is to improve our presence of mind. We all have an innate ability to pay attention, to know. To improve upon this presence, to make it steady instead of being scattered and distracted, we try to remain attentive in a stable way.
Fearless Simplicity, p. 66
Shamatha has three components: being mindful, alert, and settled. Imagine a shepherd at work. When the sheep are tethered, they remain settled. They have a rope tied around their necks to prevent them from walking too far away. That rope is mindfulness. But there is also the shepherd supervising the whole affair, not paying too much attention to each individual sheep, but looking to see if everything is okay, keeping an eye out in case something goes wrong. Some really stupid sheep may get tangled up in their ropes, and if there’s no shepherd around to undo it immediately, they can strangle themselves. Then the shepherd walks over and undoes the rope so the sheep can again roam and graze.
Fearless Simplicity, pp. 66-67