Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Als je je gedachtenketting doorbreekt

What if you are able to break out of your chain of thoughts? What is awareness like?

It is empty, limpid, stunning, light, free, joyful!

It is not something bounded or demarcated by its own set of attributes. There is nothing in the whole of samsara and nirvana that it does not embrace. From time without beginning, it is within us, inborn. We have never been without it, yet it is wholly outside the range of action, effort, and imagination. (...)

(...) How do we get used to remaining in the nature of the mind? When thoughts come while you are meditating, let them come; there’s no need to regard them as your enemies. When they arise, relax in their arising.

On the other hand, if they don’t arise, don’t be nervously wondering whether or not they will. Just rest in their absence.

If big, well-defined thoughts suddenly appear during your meditation, it is easy to recognize them. But when slight, subtle movements occur, it is hard to realize that they are there until much later. This is what we call
namtok wogyu, the undercurrent of mental wandering. This is the thief of your meditation, so it is important for you to keep a close watch.

If you can be constantly mindful, both in meditation and afterward, when you are eating, sleeping, walking, or sitting, that’s it – you’ve got it right!
Uit: Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, "Heart Jewel of the Fortunate." Of lees het boekje waar deze vertaling uitkomt, Counsels from My Heart. Maar, lees vooral deze ene korte tekst. De witregels zijn van mijn hand.