24 September 2012

Contemplation: Wondrous, Fundamental, Luminous

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

All in the assembly became aware that their minds pervaded the ten directions and that they could see everything throughout space in all ten directions as clearly as one might see an object such as a leaf in the palm of one's hand.  They saw that all things in all worlds are the wondrous, fundamental, enlightened, luminous mind that understands, and that this mind, pure, all-pervading, and perfect, contains the entire universe.  They looked back on their own bodies born of their parents and saw them to be like minute particles of dust drifting about everywhere in the air, arising and perishing, or like solitary bubbles floating on vast, calm seas, appearing and then vanishing without a trace.  They fully understood that the fundamental, wondrous mind is everlasting and does not perish.
Surangama Sutra, p. 135

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