20 August 2012

Contemplation: What is fundamentally you

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

Your mind makes distinctions about light and darkness and other phenomena, but the essence of your visual awareness does not make these distinctions.  Clearly then, the mind that experiences these conditioned phenomena is not what is fundamentally you.  But what is not these conditioned phenomena must be what is fundamentally you.  If it is not you, what else could it be?

Surangama Sutra, p. 57

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