Meditation Instruction through Imagery: 3

The Practice of Living Awareness

samantabhadra-2fThe nakedness of both of Samantabhadra/Samantabhadri represents the nature of Mind stripped of conceptions and mental habits. Mind is not our mind anymore than the air is our air. This is discovered as the meditator, through a mindfulness practice, experiences how fully one’s thoughts and feelings are permeated by self-story. We experience that our thinking and emoting are predicated upon preferences and avoidances, concepts, ideas and beliefs.

Each of these triggers response or reaction, yet also is a response or reaction. However, Mind is not the thoughts, concepts, preferences, ideas, or beliefs that occupy our thinking and emoting. In fact, the personally programmed and responding mind-consciousness is not Mind. It is simply a collection of responses programmed just as a dog or computer is programmed. The nakedness of Samantabhadri/dra calls us to the fecund (she) and unfabricated (he) nature of Mind. To discover this innate and fundamental essence, we must…

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