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AWARENESS IN STILLNESS

BUDDHA IN THE MUD by Tony Barrs. There are two truths: the real and the seemingly real. Their connection is the negative emotions. On the path of the seemingly real, the emotions imprison us. On the path of the real, the emotions liberate us. There is a secret life to the emotions.

Awareness in Stillness

Awareness in Stillness
Awareness in Busy-ness
It’s all the same a-w-a-r-e-n-e-s-s!

Through mindfulness meditation, the mind becomes still. Because of stillness, we become aware of the awareness of a still mind. Now, anything that arises in this stillness is allowed because awareness is still aware, but unattached. As this awareness is unattached to whatever arises in the mind, we take the first step towards non-duality.

In non-duality, there is no personified experiencer, but merely unattached awareness. Of course, in order to express this, a I is needed; a mere i. A mere ego. This can be illustrated as ‘essence’, and ‘essence love’, when essence is working for the benefit of all sentient beings. And so the absolute comes down into the relative to function at an altruistic level. This is essence love.

All appearances and experiences are merely projections in the mind. However, we become caught up…

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