Humanity = Monkey See, Monkey Do
‘Monkey-mind’ is a Buddhist term meaning a mind that jumps all over the place, and is restless, fanciful, inconstant, confused, uncontrollable. How did we get this way? Aristotle said, “Give me a child until he is 7, and I will show you the man.”
As children, we have imprints engraved on our minds that manifest in our later life. We can call these little trauma-worms. So we could say, “Give me the man, and I will show you the child at seven.” We are all victims of our childhood, whether it was pleasant or unpleasant.
This is why we have to stabilise our monkey-mind, which acquires traits, and creates our blueprint for life.
See your self for yourself.
Our true being is pure consciousness.
Our imitation is a copy of others’ delusions.
For this lifetime, we are stuck with this imitation character, but not necessarily stuck in it. We can be realised and still have childish quirks, which are our particular idiosyncrasies. 😀
In non-dual meditation,
there is no imitation character, and no division.
Just pure awareness…
without the monkey!