DISSOLVING DUALISTIC MIND

Dissolving Dualistic Mind

Dualistic mind is one that relates to something. The key word here is ‘relates’, as this is the relative reality we hear about, which is sometimes called conventional reality. We are seemingly constantly caught up in a subject-object battle, hence the word ‘dualistic’. It is always duelling! 😉 This describes the relative physical-mental world in which we live, and which is the cause of suffering.

Non-duality is our spiritual basis, our essential nature. It is merely being, without being something. Just empty awareness. It is beyond the physical-mental realm. To understand this, we must dissolve our confused mind. That confusion is our path, and that is why we meditate. Dissolving dualistic mind – a mind that has become full of concepts about itself – is merely a matter of recognising these concepts. In that moment of recognition, detachment occurs. Detachment – total detachment – is pure emptiness.

This is spontaneous but momentary. Dualistic mind has dissolved, but quickly comes back. This is happening all the time, very fast. Our job is to become more and more familiar with this recognition, and then drop all ideas about it.

Funnily enough, the stronger the emotion, the clearer the recognition! We tend not to admit to our emotions (especially pride and jealousy) because we feel guilty about them: we cover them up as we can’t be honest, when they actually have the potential to awaken. This covering up keeps us stuck in a dualistic cycle of suffering.

This is why we have to kindly bend towards ourselves.

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3 Responses to DISSOLVING DUALISTIC MIND

  1. crestedduck says:

    Funnily enough, the stronger the emotion, the clearer the recognition! We tend

    not to admit to our emotions (especially pride and jealousy) because we feel guilty about them: we cover them up as we can’t be honest, when they actually have the potential to awaken. This covering up keeps us stuck in a dualistic cycle of suffering.
    This is why we have to kindly bend towards ourselves.
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    Yes and no..not everybody all the time. I know for me that those emotions are triggers that I am constantly attempting to be aware of….The awareness makes me stop and think and ask myself why the emotion was triggered….and it always comes back to the lower mind/ earthly ego.
    Eternal Godly Omnipresence…and it’s actually the higher mind ego that makes me aware of being triggered in the first place.
    So….both higher and lower mind ego does serve a purpose and have a distinct difference. Understanding this in it’s entirety has made me more compassionate and forgiving with myself as well as others because I’m aware what is happening in that moment I got triggered.
    Now “forgiveness” of those whom really shit on me and let me down by using and abusing my good will and nature against me…..This is now a issue and subject that I’ve been working on for years now……I tell myself and God I forgive them. but It just does not feel or seem to register, or I don’t really feel like or believe I have because of something called “false guilt”

  2. daisymae21 says:

    Thanks for this Tony – “Dualistic mind” is a term that is trotted out so frequently, and it kind of washes over me…I always seem to assume that I really don’t understand what it means – but actually, on reading this post, of course I do! Dissolving through recognition…
    Daisy

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