01 October 2012

Contemplation: The Elements

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

But within the Matrix of the Thus-Come One, space and the world of perceived objects are everywhere throughout the Dharma-Realm.  Movement associated with the wind, the stillness associated with space, the brightness associated with the sun, and the darkness associated with clouds are all present within the Matrix of the Thus-Come One.  Beings, however, suffocated by their confusion, turn their backs on enlightenment and embrace this world of perceived objects.  Amidst the stress of beings' entanglement with perceived objects, the world of condition phenomena appears.

Surangama Sutra, p. 154

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