transcending the practice of just observing

transcending the practice of just observing

I think we have to be careful here that so called mindfulness that people seem to have some kind of a love affair with at the moment, this mindfulness don’t hijack vipassana. Because vipassana again is back to nonduality. Without the nonduality there is no vipassana. And actually vipassana is so important, really. The discipline of vipassana doing nothing, that is really bringing you quite close, really quite close to the nonduality. Just observing, because that is all you can do right now. After a while, you know, after a while when your vipassana develops and when it matures, you have to even transcend the practice of just observing. That you have to. But right now, for most of us, we don’t know what that means.

Teaching in Brighton, November 2010