So Now We Can Meditate…
…because now, we are aware that we are just conscious awareness,
and not this selfish mischief-maker that believes it cannot see.
Pure conscious awareness is the final knowingness,
and can take place at any time, while doing anything.
Even though life is difficult, things go wrong, we feel tired and weary or ill, pure conscious awareness is ever present, doing nothing but being pure conscious awareness. We have this ageing, temporary body and a mind full of concepts about reality that influence us, wearing us down and distracting us, while pure conscious awareness is just here now.
Once an activity is well practised, the body and mind can go into auto-pilot, feeling through the senses and perceiving through the mind, while clarity of conscious awareness just watches.
We are now mindful, focused, efficient, carefree and – most importantly of all – spiritually aware. Resting in pure consciousness is what spirituality is. When we are beyond thinking, relating and obsessing, we have returned to the spiritual realm within this body – the pure land. That is what we are and where we are supposed to be; we are, ultimately, compassionate beings.
Mindfulness meditation is not the same as awareness meditation.
Mindfulness is the boat to get to the destination of awareness. Once we arrive at the shore, we can leave the mindful boat behind.
It’s all about being in good spirits, even though we are watching the idiotic and the evil wanting to go to war for their cause, and in doing so, killing millions of innocent people.
The Dalai Lama:
“Of course, war and the large military establishments are the greatest sources of violence in the world. Whether their purpose is defensive or offensive, these vast powerful organisations exist solely to kill human beings.
“We should think carefully about the reality of war. Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous – an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that war is criminal or that accepting it is criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering.”
This is our relative world 2017, with all its troubles, while absolute consciousness looks on as it did before time began, knowing that, in their hearts, everyone want to be happy and no one wants to suffer. But as selfish mischief-makers, we cannot see that others also want happiness (even though misguided) and do not want to suffer: we turn a blind eye to humanity and therefore our vision is partial and selective. Having a clear and compassionate mind will help with the coming trauma.