Mind objects: part two, 2, too

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For example, deliberately think a specific thought, such as “there is breathing,” and then observe what is present immediately before and after the thought.
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See that there is a kind of peaceful readiness, an unused capacity, a fertile vacancy.
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Notice the spacelike qualities of awareness: it is boundless, still and silent, empty until something appears, vast enough to hold anything, always present and reliable, and never altered by the mind-objects passing through it like shooting stars.
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But do not mistake any concept of awareness—which is just another mind-object—for awareness itself.
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Keep returning to simply being, simply present, opening out to the infinite, without boundaries.
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Gently explore other qualities of awareness; stay with your direct experience instead of conceptualizing about awareness.
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Is there a kind of luminosity to it?
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Does awareness have a subtle compassion?
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Are mind-objects simply modifications of awareness itself?”
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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer on October 21, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Thank you for your ‘forensic” analysis. But this makes sense. Brings it to life. I especially like “without boundaries”. This is truly being in the moment, pure and honest. Awareness opens new doors to compassion, gratitude. Under rated the importance.

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