Why Meditate: awareness and thoughts

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Matthew Ricard:

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The practice of meditation reveals that when we allow our thoughts to calm down, we are able to remain for a few moments in the nonconceptual experience of pure awareness.
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It is this fundamental aspect of consciousness, free from the veils of confusion, that Buddhism calls the nature of mind.
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Thoughts arise out of pure awareness and dissolve back into it just as waves arise in the ocean and fall back into it without ever becoming anything other than the ocean itself.
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It is essential to realize this if we want to free ourselves from the habitual, automatic patterns of thought that create suffering.
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Identifying the fundamental nature of mind and knowing how to rest in it in a nondual and nonconceptual way is one of the essential conditions for inner peace and liberation from suffering.
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2 responses to this post.

  1. Great share Martyđź’›

  2. Thanks Val

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