mind is finding there is no mind

mind is finding there is no mind

Okay now all the things that I was telling you about refuge are much more on a philosophical and theoretical level. When it comes down to the practice of course, unless you are very very immersed with the theory it is very difficult to always remind ourselves as somebody was telling me, death, impermanence, buddha nature. All of that is going to be difficult. For that we have all kinds of different methods. We have methods of visualization, we have methods of, other forms of, even the mindfulness practice such as shamata, vipassana, which is becoming kind of popular nowadays. Maybe not the actual vipassana but some form of mindfulness is becoming popular which I think is very good, taking refuge to the path of mindfulness because it is, you know, to be mindful is what mind is capable of. No other substance or entity or phenomena can do it to the mind. Only mind can be aware of itself. And this is what, we can do this. This is not a myth is not a mystery, it is very much doable, even now, you just did it. You can just do it, just look at your mind. And of course you would say I didn’t find anything, fantastic. That is what we want hear. And that is what we want you to experience. But then at the same time, second fantastic thing is, but you know I didn’t find but then you noticed something still bothering me, something still going up and down. Even more fantastic. Because now you are realizing the nonduality of emptiness and clarity. Mind is, if you look at it, you don’t find anything, but who is it that is doing the non finding thing. It is the mind. Mind is finding there is no mind. There we go, that is just amazing. And we all know that mind, without the mind, everything what we have is useless. It is because of mind we can taste our food, it is because of our mind we can feel sad, we can improve, we can forget, we can remember. Without the mind we are like a piece of wood.

Outer, Inner and Secret Refuge, London 2010