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Timeless Awareness

December 3, 2012

Book coverRely on timeless awareness, which is free of elaboration, without identity, and the very essence of being;
do not rely on ordinary consciousness, which is a mind fixated on characteristics and concepts.

Timeless awareness entails (a) understanding that the way in which phenomena actually abide is, from the ultimate perspective, free of all limitations imposed by elaborations of origination, cessation, and so forth; (b) realization of the nonexistence of the two kinds of identity; and (c) unerring knowledge of sugatagarbha as utter lucidity, the way in which things actually abide, beyond any context of speculative value judgments. It is on this awareness that one should rely.

Ordinary consciousness entails (a) belief that what one immediately perceives constitutes something truly existent; (b) conceptualization in terms of characteristics, such as the sense of personal identity and the mind-body aggregates; and (c) mental states that are conditioned, for example, by attitudes of naively fixating on the pleasures of the senses. One should not rely on such consciousness.

The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Seven and Book Eight, Parts One and Two, by Jamgön Kongtrül Lodro Taye, page 68.

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1 Response to Timeless Awareness

  • Roky says:

    Yes, Physically you Yes, Physically you are in this world but your mind(Mind is different from brain) is in its most hhigest stage. If you want to meditate you can do it the way the video has shown. But I have another way of doing it. I get up early in the morning at around 5 before sunrise and after taking bath sit for half an hour. In that time I am only able to concentrate for just 5 minutes. Rest of the time I use to calm my brain and take out all the thoughts. It improves with practice.

    Posted on March 2, 2013 at 8:35 am