19 November 2012

Contemplation: Mutual Interaction

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

Through their mutual interaction, there comes into being what does not really come into being, as well as what does not really abide, what is not really the mind, and what are not really phenomena.  From the force of their coming into being, an understanding is created, and its influence leads to activity subject to karma.  Similar karma mutually attracts, and because of the karma of this mutual attraction, there is a coming into being and a ceasing to be.  This is the reason for the distorted phenomenon of beings.

Surangama Sutra, p. 316

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