non duality and mindfulness

non duality and mindfulness

Most of us we just don’t even know how to not grasp to begin with. Because the moment we even think of not grasping that is already a grasping. So, the wisdom, when we are talking about the wisdom mind we are talking about nondual mind. A nondual mind is something so alien to us. Most of us we have not even tasted it. Even a fake one. So it is like, how to describe the taste of salt if you have never ever have a salt. Almost impossible. But somehow we know that the nonduality is what we need to establish. Until you do that, you are the victim of, as we talked yesterday, violence, emotion, defilements. And therefore, you will be bound by karma and therefore consequences and therefore samsara. So in order to really get acquainted with the wisdom, the closest thing that is, to the wisdom is actually ???, or mindfulness. This is taught in all the teachings from the Sharvakayana all the way to the Tantrayana. Mindfulness. Of course the word mindfulness gets more and more sophisticated and it has a slight different angle to each different approach. Which is a wonderful thing. So mindfulness is the most important, that is the closest thing to this no grasping, no duality, the view. Now, how do we accumulate this mindfulness. We need to – people like you and me, ordinary beings like you and me – we have no choice but we have to depend on condition. We have to because that is the only language we speak, that is only thing that we have. Conditioning. As I was talking to you with the Zen masters example, a thorn is necessary to take out the thorn. We as a follower of the Buddhadharma, we should do whatever it takes, whatever brings you mindfulness, we should do that. Or we should try to get it. It doesn’t matter it is sticker on your car to remind you the mindfulness. Whether it is an amulet hanging on your neck. If that is reminding you the mindfulness, we should do that. And of all the things that needs to be reminded, what we need to remind to ourself is Triple Gem. As I said yesterday, there is actually whole together a Sutra. If you remember and if you mindful of Triple Gem, then you are actually mindful of basically all the yanas. It is all inclusive.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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