Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mind as Object, Oh Yeah

"There is a famous saying: “If the mind is not contrived, it is spontaneously blissful, just as water, when not agitated, is by nature transparent and clear.”

I often compare the mind in meditation to a jar of muddy water: The more we leave the water without interfering or stirring it, the more the particles of dirt will sink to the bottom, letting the natural clarity of the water shine through. The very nature of the mind is such that if you only leave it in its unaltered and natural state, it will find its true nature, which is bliss and clarity."
Sogyal Rinpoche

1 comment:

Henry Warwick said...

Bodhi is not a tree;
There is no water.
Since All begins with Nothing
What can mud obscure?