Seeing How We Work
There is ordinary consciousness and pure consciousness.
There is ordinary mind and pure mind.
Ordinary consciousness and ordinary mind are dualistic = ‘me’ and ‘other’, creating judgement and comment.
Pure consciousness and pure mind are non-dualistic = no ‘me’, no ‘other’; pure observation without comment.
In reality, there is pure seeing without judgement in the very first instant, and then memories and evaluations set in and we arrive at ordinary mind and ordinary consciousness.
And our purity goes unnoticed.
Ordinary mind focuses on a culture of me and mine, maintaining duality and division. It’s all about self.
Ordinary consciousness just sees, but is influenced by the ordinary mind, and so becomes a self.
Pure mind is influenced by pure consciousness, producing pure compassion.
Pure consciousness is the master.
Pure mind is the servant.