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staring back at you
    #2868489 - 07/08/04 12:50 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

you can practice mindfulness, because there is forgetfulness; but you cannot practice awareness, becuae there is only awareness. in mindfulness, you pay attention to the present moment. you try to "be here now." but pure awareness is the present state of awareness before you try to do anything about it. trying to "be here now" requires a future moment in which you will then be mindful; but pure awareness is this moment before you try anything. you are already aware; you are already enlightened ...

... it's like peering into the window of a deparement store and seeing a vague figure staring back at you. you let the figure come into focus, and with a shck you realize that it's your own reflection in the window. the entire world, according to these traditions, is nothing but the reflection of your own Self, reflected in the mirror of your own awareness. see? you are already looking right at it.

if you can't find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?

this is the purpose

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Re: staring back at you [Re: CleverName]
    #2868506 - 07/08/04 01:01 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

> in mindfulness, you pay attention to the present moment. you try to "be here now."

I would disagree, from a Zen standpoint.

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Re: staring back at you [Re: Seuss] * 1
    #2868759 - 07/08/04 02:33 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

being oriented to it is a mental posture.
you could call it trying, or you could call it permitting the moment.
what ever you call it
when you are doing it nothing else matters.
it is non-dual.
in the dualistic state it is good to know there is an easy way back to a non-dualistic state, awareness, attention, mindfulness - just words you know, but all correct the posture of the intellect letting the non-dual resume.

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