05 December 2011

Contemplation: Clear Observation 2

After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take the following as your object of contemplation:

He should reflect in the following way: all living beings, from the beginningless beginning, because they are permeated by ignorance, have allowed their mind to remain in samsara; they have already suffered all the great miseries of the body and mind, they are at present under incalculable pressure and constraint, and their sufferings in the future will likewise be limitless. These sufferings are difficult to forsake, difficult to shake off, and yet those beings are unaware [that they are in such a state]; for this, they are greatly to be pitied.

The Awakening of Faith
, pp. 100-101

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