Meditation Mondays: The Relationship Between Stillness, Mindfulness and Clarity

Lama in Meditation, Sikkim, Alice S. Kandell, photographer, c. 1965-1979 (U.S. Library of Congress, public domain).

 

When the mind begins to become still, we then begin to truly see it. When you first try to stabilize and pacify the mind, initially it will become very busy because it’s not accustomed to being still. In fact, it doesn’t even necessarily want to become still, but it is essential to get a hold of the mind to recognize its nature. This practice is extremely important… Eventually you will find yourself in a state where your mind is clear and open all the time. It is just like when the clouds are removed from the sky and the sun can clearly be seen, shining all the time. This is coming close to the state of liberation, liberation from all traces of suffering.

– Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche

 

 

 

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