Meditation: when this body dies – 2

Blazing Light, Love's Song

When this body dies, everything that this body has participated in disappears from view, dissolves like waves subsiding back into the sea, or evaporates like a dew drop in the morning sun. The Heart Sutra reminds us, “No eyes, no ears, no nose, no tongue, no body …” It then says, “no mind.” That mind is the one of complexity, the one entangled in eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, loves, dislikes, pressure and stress, deadlines, family, striving, accomplishing, and not accomplishing. However, that mind is also naught in the end because it is not as the “me” has experienced it.

Though we have had countless lives in various forms and locations and epochs of history, each lifetime we begin freshly: new habits of consciousness, appetites for food and companionship or solitude, plus a fresh sense of familiarity with some things, some knowings, some people. That familiarity is Awareness; the appetites…

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Author: dreamweaver333

I love to listen to the whispering of spirit.

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