Meditation: self, Presence, perceiver

When Awareness is in its seat, we are present. The experience, then, is Presence. Presence is a rich mandala of qualities and subtlety, yet all within the experience of the moment.

Each facet of Presence, of Awareness in its seat, of the qualities of the mandala of present-moment awareness are demonstrations of the riches that Awareness includes, therefore that Presence includes. For example,

  • the richness itself
  • the velvety texture of Presence
  • the lucid, vibrancy, the alertness of Presence
  • the fluid dynamism of Presence and its undulations
  • the wholeness of Presence, thus its equality, impartiality, or equanimity.

If a Buddhist read this list, that person might recognize Five qualities: ratna, padma, vajra, karma, and buddha or tathagata (respectively). All are already present, primordially so. Our training is to re-cognize, learn all over again, that we are Awareness.

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