Lama Jigme Gyatso
Forgetting the Mind? - 12oct21
The Diamond Sutra
can inspire the provocative question,
“How is one to ‘forget the mind’
without undermining mindfulness?”
It could be helpful to keep in mind
the figurative nature of
Although one is to notice the antics of mind
one is not to clutch desperately at so-called virtuous thoughts
nor struggle ferociously against their dark counter-parts.
What, then, is one to do with them?
Just as heightened awareness
is wired into each inhalation,
likewise physical relaxation
(which is hard-wired into every exhalation)
is the key that unlocks the door
of mental release.
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with a simple
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