The Mind Is Empty
The mind is empty, whether still or moving.
Neither accept nor reject whatever appears.
Rest in the natural continuity of empty awareness.
It’s funny how we use words for years and then suddenly see them in a different light. The dictionary definition of “to accept” is to consent, to receive. “To reject” means to dismiss.
Accepting and rejecting are judgements: the two poisons of desire and aversion. These arise because of an “I” obsession. This “I” obsession is a make believe. We make up a programme about ourselves, giving ourselves VAT (value added tax); this is due mainly to our having being brought up by other make believers. It’s not their fault, as they too were brought up by make believers 🙂 🙂 🙂 And so we are all part of the machinery to programme others in order to feel better about ourselves. If people don’t follow our example, we hate them (reject them) because we interpret this as a rejection of our values. Doesn’t it get complicated? You can see how we arrive at a collective karma!
This continual programming is about bettering ourselves – in a relative sense – by judging what to accept and reject, according in our class/status/belief system.
There is some very clever devilry at work here!
This devilry is all about filling up empty awareness
so that our mind has no time for compassion and love, in the ultimate sense.
The devilry can only work when we ignore pure awareness by accepting and rejecting.
Once we understand this,
the devil doesn’t stand a chance
… 🙂 🙂 🙂 …