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Anapanasati Retreat 2005 - Discerning Mind

by Viveka

PURE AWARENESS


DISCERNING MIND (MIND RUSCHEN)

Innate Awareness (rigpa) versus Conceptual Mind (namtok)

Of the nature of mind










Awake
Lost (past, future, fantasy, dreaming)
Present with what’s happening

Open
Contracted, Closed Down
Letting come and go
Suppressing or reacting
Natural, with ease
Created/forced, tiring
The kind of interest when reading a
good book
Metta-ful (kind and friendly)
Harsh - Inner critic
Responsive, sensitive
Aversive
Compassionate

Unconditional
Conditional
Inclusive
Dualities of:

o Good/bad
Witnessing
o Accepting/rejecting
Mirroring
o Wanting/not wanting

o Supposed to/not supposed to
Allowing/Letting Be/non-interfering
o Making happen/repressing
Spacious
Tight, rigid, constricted
The space of awareness always bigger Hooked by/sucked into the content
than what happens in that space.
Relating to experience as opposed to
There is no limit to what can show itself each other rather than co-existing
in that space
Heart & body informed
Stuck in the head
Conceptual, story-based
Bare cognition and experience
Analyzing
Before interpretation or labeling
Imagining
The raw data
Adding, improving, dressing up

Subtracting
Undistracted
Heedless
Chasing and identifying with distraction




LEARNING ATTITUDE

EXPERIENCING RIGPA AS DISCERNED FROM CONCEPTUAL MIND

Celebrate any moment of awakening to rigpa.

If you fal into discouragement when you see conceptualizing mind, you miss the
awareness (rigpa) that knows.
Dharmacharini Viveka – Total Immersion 2005 retreat
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