advancing meditation: spacious like the sky, deep like the ocean

Milarepa sang, “The mind is omnipresent like space …” Our challenge is that the cognitive faculties are interested in the clouds, rainbows, birds, planes, and stars that are in the sky rather than the plain, vast sky. To let the mind be, to simply notice its unadorned, expansive nature and experience the contentment of just that, is boring at first, elusive secondly, and hard to fathom overall.

Milarepa then speaks of the common experience of practitioners. “In the beginning nothing comes; in the middle, nothing stays; at the end nothing goes.”

The last statement means that Awareness doe not go away from itself and there is only stable samadhi.

We invite spacious Awareness with this meditation.

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