Exploring Consciousness and Realizing Wisdom

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Exploring consciousness with the aid of Buddha's teachings is a path to discovering and realizing deep, liberating Wisdom. Consciousness may be experienced as confining and confusing; at the same time it offers opportunities for learning skills and making discoveries.

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a time proposed to you that consciousness is
consciousness offers the opportunity for study of
the boot away
it's like a study space
it can be like a study space
for learning to put away
and part of the reason
part of the conditions for me suggesting this is that i also propose a consciousness as worm the self there's a self
and so we can also a conscious roberson
a study space a learning space or workshop
for studying and learning self
he is some sense
there is maybe like a real way the self is
the reality of the self and then sort of the
i'm misunderstanding of the self so in in consciousness
there may appear the south may appear in a false way
hand with the aid of
our practices and teachings we can study this self and peer is falsely and in that process of study
the way the south
really basically is
may become understood
so in this learning place of consciousness the self appears
am not maybe not as a process but as a thing
and then ah as a thing that could be grasp
as a thing that
is the way it appears so it appears
and there's a strong
inclination to think that the way it appears is the way it is
it doesn't appear
yeah no revealing all of it
dynamic interdependencies
it doesn't it doesn't say i'm here only by the power of things that i'm not
it looks like a sank i am here by my own
nature looks like it has in essence
but it doesn't
but by studying o n when it appears that way we can weaken them
get a hold of it but also by studying in you have opportunity
you have an opportunity there is the opportunity
and there's a you might think there is that as a you who thinks that the opportunity belongs to her to learn about her and to learn nothing grasping the self is stressful
grasping this could be
it's confined constricted and limited
version of the self that appears grasping the software it appears as the self is a mistake and it's paint on the steak learning that and been kind to it
while learning that and been kind to it might encourage you to continue to be kind to it
so that you can continue to learn about it because learning about it may relieve you of grasping and and relieve you of distress
not just relieve you not just relieve it of the stress but really the whole consciousness of dress

and what pen and a chant of the vow of the ancestor a head that we just chatted
revealing and disclosing our lack of faith and practice
ah before the buddha's would melt away the root of transgression by the power of this practice of confession and repentance
so what kind of lack of
drake and we're kind of lack of practice might be confess in the study of consciousness in the study itself way you might for example
i am
you might notice that you aren't being compassionate to the situation you are be compassionate
do the them
the self
and to the
pain it's around when when those grasping in the south you're not been kind to it you're not being generous
in the pain you're not been careful
why people can be kind of system like i'm sick i'm sick and tired of the self
i want to get rid of it why do i had to be with this you know because there's so much
problems around a people should want to get rid of it they wanted or even a given they want to get rid of the self they want to get they want to get rid of the self concerned they want to get rid of all the obsessions that are around it
but getting rid of is not exactly one of the practices
it's not an a list been careful of it
be respectful of it being generous towards that been patient with the cats on the list
and when we
don't do those practices as an example of a lack of practice and also been diligent about this study being diligent about this observation of the self in consciousness
sometimes we're not so diligent so that's another i wasn't so diligent just then i wasn't i wasn't
i wasn't studying the south
and as a lot of opportunities to miss can every every moment of consciousness
is said
an opportunity to miss study

ah if that question when it went so that question comes up and it's like you're aware of that question
so that crushes something that is also being observed when you sit maybe when you say it so when the question arises i was i would say when i hear the question i would say good
but don't keep looking at the question turn around and look back
it's find the questions fine but when asked a question to distract yourself from studying the self
see study herself and then you think who is studying yourself
get which is fine but don't don't don't let that distract you from
from the
the self that the just asked that question the self the self is what feels like i asked that question
do you did you cope the us no question
did we are aware that there was somebody who thought she asked that question that it was your question not somebody else's question
okay not sure about that but anybody
we didn't think we asked a question do we know we didn't think so we thought us to question
we asked the question just that's a fine question but it's not so much on chrome and i'll tell you i can say when you say who is as who is studying the southeast stairwell the self is but it's not it's not exactly the south is but there's a process there were
the self seems to be involved with this activity but the south nice i can doing the activity it just a self comes with activities
and there's a sense of the self always those activities and you can say well who who owns it well you say what the owner owns it but that's what he can answer it but the thing is look and see
keep looking and seeing and and find out there isn't a thing over there that's doing it the does not like there's a doer and a an action like there's a question or and a question but if you have the question then don't let that making a bifurcate again go back and look go ahead

infant he didn't want to do with np agree regress
be kind to it
when you said you just send me i don't know what to do right and then i told you and then you say who is it so of the infinite regress so you can keep you can say that every time us say what should i do and i tell you and then you can say well who's doing that's fine but you just ask me you just as me
what you should do and i told you what you should do and then you said who do who does it
right well you can see just you can say conventionally say subject but this that's just the way it looks it looks like you did it and then and then it when you say who did could there be in that question and attempt to get a hold of something
there could be right and that's the problem
and i can tell you to self and then you then you get a hold of yourself if you get a hold itself this infinite regress to phenomena could be it could be nauseating
but if you if you do it without abiding in the shelf in the process you find out the that way you can study without getting sick
okay and
i just don't say this again but when you first start trying to turn the consciousness around back on itself
the maybe not only difficult to stewart even try and remember to do but the this some kind of like
i'm not the short short-circuiting may be happening some kind of like
it might be kind of uncomfortable and your first time during it too
but this week but it is possible to learn and get him get more comfortable with it or your first i doing it's kind cute
like your brains overheating or something when the murders like some kind of discomfort of
turn turn you're looking at some at something and had turned the light back
to what's looking rather than was looked at and then you realize that the have chance to realize that
what's looking is aware of what's looked at rather than was looking is aware of something that's other than mind
if you look at something and don't be aware that somebody's looking at it you might think to something you're looking at is not your mind
a mind can't look at things other than mind
and usually mind thinks it is looking something that others in mind how are new i often
we look the world we think i'm looking at the world which is not my mind when you turn around look at the liquor
get to see that
there isn't a world out there that's now mind
and there isn't a looker
in here
other than the world which is mind in which this in which the looker lives
but before before it the question is when to mention it i brought this thing about
confessing a repenting melts the root of transgression so i'm proposing to you that the root of transgression
transgressions occur
the transgressions you're confessing
the the lack of practice that transgressing from the practice at your confession you're confessing something that's discovered in consciousness he noticed they've not been diligent in consciousness and your confessor and consciousness that's the transgression
the root of the transgression is not in the consciousness
the root of transgression the directorate his country is unconscious cognitive processes so the root of the transgression is not exactly the past transgressions it's the consequence of past transgressions
so if i'm not diligent that transforms my body and mind
and that body and mind is the root of
non diligence arising
and the practice of confession and consciousness
transforms the the body and unconscious mind that both get transformed by confessing confessing lack of skill in consciousness
every time there's a noticing of a lack of practice
that noticing is sponsored or supported are grounded on
the consequence of past action
so somehow and somewhat one i wonder how do you start the process well i really don't know
i don't know what the conditions are the beneficence conditions are such that your body and mind supports noticing what you wanna do are actually i wanted to do something notice the you're not doing it and confessing that you're not doing an fiance you're not doing it i don't know how that process starts but anyway it does go on somehow
and consciousness first for many people when that happens that's one little
the vast cognitive process that lives with mind
and that them supports another consciousness where if there's any lack of practice it can be noticed confessed and repented and that again transformed until the basis for consciousness has been transferred form such as
no more transgressions
now that's the amazing suggestion that finding it to a place where there's no more but in the meantime you go from a lot from from mostly transgressing to less transgression to quite a bit less transgression to and saw on to none so that one description of the essential process of learning
all these bodies sought the practices
is fourfold one is you receive
a precept receive a practice correctly
i can receive the process practice of generosity
he received the practice of ethics in the sense of being careful of all your actions
i say ethics big in this way because generosity is ethical activity to the generosity isn't so much about what being careful about what you're doing it's more like just opening and given
and then after that you kept the then you start being careful in how you give and how you receive and then you practice patients these practices
our ways of dealing with the study
and we can then
received that precept and then we can say those precepts and we can say i want to practice them are you in other words you aspire to practices practices which you heard of they sound good you you you want to do them you aspire to do them at an asp
aeration is the second aspects so the first aspect as receive the precept correctly from another
not from yourself
talk it over with the other to see if you got the precept right and then aspire to it was the first two aspects of the process
i've learned bodhisattva ethics the next one is you fail that's the next aspect third aspect of of this practice as you fail at the print had the precept which you received and aspire to
and then and then part of the third part is you fail and you confess and repent
that's a third aspect
and the fourth aspect is you know you don't fail anymore
but it isn't like you receive a precept he aspired to it you fail once and then you don't fail anymore
that is usually more than one failure
but while you're failing
while you're failing you continue if you continue to receive the precept inspired to it
and fail continue to receive the precept aspiring fail you don't always fail sometimes you you to you were received the precept of spire and succeed you do sometimes succeed in the near that that's encouraging but you also fail when you fail than you confess and repent and a confession repent and a temperate
pendants melts away the root of the failure process
and this this this the route again is it not conscious and how the route supports the transgressions and how the route there's also a route which supports the success
but when there's no more support for the transgressions and there's only support for success
so this is a discussion in of of consciousness where we practice but it's also talking about more than just consciousness is talking about the foundation of consciousness and that needs to be transformed
in order for consciousness to be free completely leon
my question

go ahead

i think i think that the linguistic structure of that is such that i think therefore i think therefore i am with sounds some extent like if i can think i am if if if the i can think that there is an eye
okay which is similar to say the i is the thinker
another way said if there's thinking there's an eye
if there's no thinking there's no i

and if you meditate on that it's possible to realize that it does no i unless you're staking and when are thinking in his i than the you can get get a hold of the think thinking without getting hold of the eye and you can't get ahold of the i would i get a hold of thinking this this this leads to the understand that you can't grasp the
what the thinking
so on karen's question and your question and lead me to potentially bring up ah i story but before i do
what when events are just happens to be kind of related to this of all things
he liked that explanation this morning was really clear and helpful and had there's a little question and coming through which is the question about failure and the panting
what they read it seemed like paris
as this system as hell
i agree just another way you know could be another thing to say it it's an implication is that somebody did it and someone could regret it he can i get it it's not actually is is not so much the implication is not so much an implication is somewhat
he did it it's a statement that somebody did it right but this the implication isn't one could draw the implication that that the not the implication that somebody did it but that somebody ah
no where he said that the statement is somebody did it it as you get interested in that you realize there isn't really somebody there other than the statement
if a statement to realize it to realize that there's not somebody there other than making the statement
is somebody there as it instead before you made a statement there was already the belief that there's somebody there even when statements aren't being made
i'm here i'm here before i just made that statement i was here
that schedule with that we usually think like i'm talking now but but i kind of think that i would i didn't i didn't start to exist but when i was talking i was here before that
that's the usual delusion that the self is here before the actions of the self
the self is here before the before they're thinking i'm here now and now i'm thinking i'm an a priori self as we say
but that statement i think therefore i am could also turn around say before i think i'm not
before i had before i make that statement
i'm not
so why go there for example why go whereas today why go to i i was and i need the satan and happen the reason you go there and the reason you go there is because you've gone there before
the concept of i don't go there provided about if i just go
lack of attention
where you can do that that's fine and that's not going to hurt you lack of attention
however lack of attention might not melt the root of i have a lack of attention and believing that i am not cause i'm something other than lack of attention
but actually that that that's a that's a mistake but multiway the root of not paying attention might not come from just saying lack of attention i know some meditators just are sitting there in this and just note lack of attention just note non diligence that's fine but then is also the practice of
i had a lack of attention you not to say i but
the route the reason we the reason we say i whatever is because we said i whatever before and there's a lot of reasons why we say i whatever in addition to what does it come
the i've said that before there's also this been established this
predisposition towards conventional designations because i've used language before
there's a there's up
a non an non-conscious
mind which is predisposed to make conventional designations and conventional means
that conventionally we might often say i did it
how about if you see that it happened
can still there's i never regret that you know if you see
actually it happened if you see somebody else to do it you're not supposed to be practicing regretting that they did it
community but you said if you see it just happened that he tried you didn't mention yourself he said hubbard if the just it just happened and it just arose here if you to see it rose that's like seeing somebody else do it
and when you see somebody else do it
actually when you see somebody else do it you're you're actually
being diligent cause you notice that
and you don't regret the other person did it and you don't regret that you noticed it
but if you don't pay attention or if you'd do something unkind i should see if something unkind arises with somebody else know something unkind you do not confess and repent that
what other people doing a unskillful things you don't repent confess that they did it and repent you don't do it you may be feel compassion for them but then you're doing your job so there's you you don't have to confess anything
it's it's noticing that i did on convert thing that removes that melts the root of i do unkind things and also that i'm something in addition to the unkind things but first of all it melts the root of
among kind actions by me but also the root of uncut well but even if i don't it doesn't necessarily remove the unchain actions of other people yet
but i may be going a little fast foods i'm i'm talking to her knowledge k
i'm with you and i guess when i'm kind of i'm with you yeah i just think there are times when you just really see that it wasn't a you know i don't do they i didn't do it that i think what you're saying is when are some kindness or unconsciousness
it's because i is here blocking something out or yeah
well grown back to sing i said before some these two worlds meet right
there's to rosemead their delusion which is i'm here before i talk i'm talking now but i was here before that and as the other world were i'm not here before i talk when there's talking i'm here
the world of delusion i'm here before i think
i am period
and now i think when i talk
so i'm here and and i'm talking to you
best illusion the other side is i'm talking to you and i'm here
so one is
carry myself around i got myself you would go like as his tv show called paladin have gun will travel
so i have self will travel i will travel down the various roads of action i've got herself
a self is here
and i have it and you can just reinforce that it infinitely better in gotten this is well established i am here and i do things and i'm going to do this and i'm do that as solution
the other side is all these things that are being done when they're done when they're done i'm here as enlightenment and there can be moments like that and you'll have to confess that
there's no repentance for that that's enlightenment
but also deemed don't have don't have to really repent i am here you don't have don't necessarily be sorry that you're human being
that's not the men can just not really them that's not really a transgression that i think i'm here before the actions i do that's a delusion
but you can also confess it
we're actually if if i believe that and i thought that wasn't a delusion that would be a lack of faith
the faith is that i'm not here before the conditions that make me have arrived i believe that maybe that's a teaching none of us are here before the conditions that make us are here so if i don't believe that the a lack of faith
but when i do unskillful things that's a lack of practice or when i forget to do the practices i'm committed to that a lack of practice and if i just see a lack of practice in some sense
if it's just in that makes me than a movie i don't have to confess that but when when i see a lack of practice
at that your example you to see a lack of practice which happens to be not somebody answers
and it isn't even an then and then
and it isn't quite mine yet either
i'd i can't yet to confess it
i confess it when it gets to be mine
or if i thought it was i was here before it would happen in its mind either way
but there's a little enlightenment in the second and one example
and you can be enlightened while you're confessing your lack of faith
or not but even if you're not it transforms you in the direction it it erodes the basis of thinking that you can do things
ah by yourself aside from the things you'd do like i'm an actor independent on my actions that's an that's basing delusion
but there could be this they're they're either can be moments of enlightenment or situations where actions occur
skillful or unskillful and nobody yet owns them that could appear
for example in conscious that could be a sense of self and then something could appear and your door and there's not yet ownership of it
but the south here on something else
so like i own elizabeth but i don't own deborah
but the cellphones something
khasab does own things it has it has it has its own it has it's mine
but something can arise and you don't think you did it
and you don't confess it then
unless the self concealing gov
if the comes comes in and goes through when in a row what you mean by
that wasn't didn't see that big mouth that i didn't do it the advantage to dance out and it's supposed to be out
but before but before it out before it out it's not harming anything is just it just like a color yeah you know a color arises in the mine and you don't think it's color arises in in consciousness and there's not the thought i made that color or i own that color there isn't that thought
so you don't confess and repent that it's not a shortcoming
it's a color but also a shortcoming could appear just like a color and knob and you're nobody owns it
and there's no problem you want to confess anything but seeing that color does not transform the route
a transgression it's neutral comically neutral it's not progressing her or this an example of something which doesn't
contribute to more readiness for enlightenment and doesn't undermine there are some cases like that
it's when some karmic act appears at unskillful and then and you it's not just like i says much like somebody answers are like the color and in the sky it's something that you own and then you see a new and use own that your own and then is joe dirt is
and then you confess that you own it which and say and you say i own it right i owned i own up to that right i own up to what i did you do that in a new feel some regret and somebody said to me that interested people say i don't regret your life
it isn't that you regret your life you regret that the you regret that i did that you regret that that transforms the root of thinking that way and also of thinking of unskillful things i'm doing unskillful things but first of all in him
idiot they started transforming a root of doing a for things and gradually
ah melts away the route
i'm thinking that the self is there before the actions or that is a that i am before i think which we do think that teaching from the card that that part of his teachers can pretty good
it's a split the body and mind as smart grid see he thinks is a consciousness is not based in the body yeah
that was just a question because i remember reading that someone asked margaret
the usual customary asked most people were you in your body
and they asked her if she said
thank you can have

if feel whole
why earth people are aware
yeah so two people are talking or seller to people who are dedicated to acting skillfully they want their
karma consciousness to be skillful and as an appearance of unskillful thing as it is an image on skillfulness
and then there's and then maybe some pages dresser on it too
and then this one possibility is one of the thanks
i did it
or the person might also say you did it the other person did it or they might be talking about something
that somebody answered it
i bought both be looking at something somebody else did and when they look at somebody else did they don't then they don't confess that they did it and they don't feel bad about it they made me feel pain for that person and that's more like compassion that's not on scuffle action to kill pain when somebody else doesn't pay attention to what they're doing and fall
down the stairs
not what your questioner
and that your data is being in the rye
the other
well for example we could we could imagine now an unskillful action the terms could imagine on scale for action neither one of us think that we did the unskillful action but it in our minds it arose but we don't think we did it
and you want the open it's like a match like know if we imagine yellow
that is that a karmic act it's a comic act if i think i did it

yes a part part of part of what i'm saying here is that
ah what arises in consciousness
not everything that arises and consciousness transforms the whole body and mind the transformative key is the things that arise and consciousness that the self owns the self thinks it does
yeah or skillfulness
the ah
that's what transforms the route
a further transgressions
is an image of on skillful thing that i do
has come of consequences and it sets the basis for more imaginations like that this is all and in the mind right
when i notice it and see that it goes against the precept which i aspire to and i confessed and repented that transforms that which makes more things that i do that i have problems with and all also
i don't have to confess and repent skillful things i do i that's sufficient the skillfulness is can you don't have to notice it that you did it doing it is sufficient noticing that transforms to
which is that's good right
for the inner in the short run that's good and my best short run i mean in setting up the possibility of enlightenment does are good the things that we confess and repent transform the root of the transfer transgression
but at the thing just appears
there's that there's nobody there's not much transformative opportunity
if i don't do it is not a karmic act
so to the extent that colors appear and i see people dancing around in the meadows
that's not a transformative opportunity for me
i didn't i didn't do that
and the other things that happened i didn't do them either but i thought i did i thought i did it but actually the thing that happened and me or co-producing each other and i don't see that i don't see that what i'm saying made me i think i made what i'm saying
and then that way of and then if if what i'm saying is unkind
then that particular delusion of i did it
will have if i if i notice in and confessed that it will have a very powerful transformative power the chat we did it didn't say if you if you confess your right at you're right actions that will melt the where the root of of transgression didn't say that you don't have to confess your read actions
that's not that's not necessary it's okay to do it as long as when you do it you don't transgress for by saying well i did that better than you

i'm no not unless you own it

or you don't know you don't want it on the object and passion you don't have to own
so if if you have compassion thought and you say i wish to do it that transforms your consciousness but if you have a compassionate thought and you don't say i wanna do it or i try i am gonna do it or i did it is just a just an idea floating by it doesn't really transform it's like a color
and the conditions which gave rise to it are the same conditions that give rise to i did that compassionate thoughts
it's all based on the same body mind support but some of the things that the body mind supports are things like colors and when you see a color of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
the root and transgressions when you see that it doesn't hurt you either
what transforms is thinking of a compassionate thing and same
i wanna do that and or and i'm going to and or i did
that's transforms
the other one which has been more powerful in a way is i did something unskillful an uncompassionate that transforms but both of those two things a competitive the compassionate act and the uncompassionate when they appear they don't if you don't work it in either case they have neutral
karmic consequences they don't transform
the seven hands
under a different people

i do so

yeah well he said several things one is you said the last he said was doesn't contradict doesn't
concretize is is that the ridges said did you say concretize it doesn't call you want to confess with are confident concretizing the cell he also said that navy relax around it
i know i'm just saying this kind of same thing it's son of a synonym relaxing is is related to not concretizing
hey those a kind of similar see you make a confession you feel some sorrow and then you want to go back to work and you want to repeat with that in a relaxed way
a non concretizing way right

well relax with that
relax with that where'd you say
that evil

that's the way that's the way to do it that the clean way of confessing repenting is you see it you confess it you feel sorrow and then you go back to work at what she wanted to do in the first place or know before you go back nice and clean no concretizing in a relaxed way
and if you want to it's okay to say and by the way now that i've made this confession repentance and i'm going back to work one of things i'm going to go back to work on is reiterating the teaching that i am nothing in addition to or less than the process of confession which i just went through and on nothing in addition or the to what i'm saying right now this is a teaching
that is not a concrete up to say i self doesn't exist is is too much the self does exist in the process of confession and repentance the sub does exist in the process of the original thing you did what you're compressing
this that the process of this confession is to make a see that there's nobody there outside the process that's what we're trying to realize by this process and it and the root of transgression
the fundamental transgression that it will rudolf will be rooted out will melt is the transgression of ah
i exist in addition to my actions
the a priori independent self with the root of that will be melted away
by the power of this confession until we want this confession to be cleaner cleaner and and if we notice that it makes a it's somehow concretize is a self in the process and never say that was not to skill for confession
skin even just tell your story about samuel johnson not a guy
he wasn't he was a ah
eighteenth century fellow i believe maybe seventeenth and eighteenth century guy
is it does a biography him called by spy on mr boswell
kathy was called a life of johnson or something anyway
when he was a somewhat old
who you are not for many years he had a kind of monastic schedule in the city and you'd get up at added in the middle of the night you'd wake up and do what's called madden's which is a prayer in the middle of the night that they do a monasteries he get up and he do he do prayers
and i think one of the times they got up and something's hit something some very painful things started happening in his nervous system
his body
and he thought he having a stroke or something
saigon on his knees and prayed to god
and said you can do it whatever you want with my body but please don't destroy my mind and he he made this prayer in latin verses
and then he got back in bed
and then he he thought on those verses were not too good
but maybe partly because i'm having a stroke my in i was hard for me to make a good good versus can he got out of bed again he said
although put the vs were not too good i thank you lord for preserving by critical faculty

so this is like going out observing you're observing the quality of your confession that confession was clean great that confession was kind of sticky i wallowed or whatever i did i
i was so focused on the confession i i i tensed up around too much he was kind of a was kind of a self centered confession
as talking to somebody yesterday about some people in a process of confession confessing
if other people try to talk to them to turn around time for them rather than i'm confessing in some ways that could i talk to you when the middle of your confessions and sure what you would need
or just second misdemeanor make it will not before answer questions i'd go back to my confession see it is you know you don't see don't do this selfishly but you could sometimes notice that you
that your self centered lee confessing self-centeredness
so we wanted wanna skillfully cleanly confess our selfishness and the skillful and governors
next question
the minded so
is the activity of mine which which activity
oh gosh

oh he said okay if you hear him can hear her bosom can you hear him
we'd stand up prison


yeah and the unconscious is the effects of lots of action
lot in a lot the actions of living beings
create our bodies and our cognitive processes on which support are more activity in consciousness yes

yes and ah there is teaching about this and but i think maybe ah i guess would be satisfied to have a special session on that
this consciousness which isn't just ours
but i hesitate to get into right now but if you if you want to i'll just maybe
either in the next session and one after that i'll i'll address this and give you a teaching about about the different types of unconscious i just basically say that there is there is a shared unconscious process and unsure or a common and uncommon there's is to two realms are two dimensions
the of the unconscious process which supports our consciousness
but i think it's right i entered that to briefly that there are two varieties of unconscious you could say the shared and the unsure
so going to get back to that later you we are we remind me
q what somebody else remind me too
i'd like to stay on this
so he's shifting he was her shifting the topic to look at them
the theories of the of the unconscious process we're still back we were back not in the consciousness or we're talking about how does confession repentance work
in consciousness and then how does it transformed the unconscious process and which which kinds of activities and consciousness transform the basis of consciousness and which kinds of activity and consciousness really aren't transformative that means neither way to they transform and it's okay you know it's not like you smell like a shortcoming that use
that you see a color and it's not a transformative event that's okay
it's not a problem if it's part of the rhythm of the process of the process of a lot of enlightenment is that to some neutral time
there's any other hands up
yes the major know me call and needs to people them i'm calling it catherine and lazada
are we thinking


let me know about myself
international the unconscious mind
you're only prophecy
projection i'm projecting with my mind

you can say you can say it's not it's mind that i'm seeing and take it back to myself or you can also say it's mind that i'm seeing
and stop there because he already set up my eye
so when you remember that when you're seeing is actually mind not the i part of the mind
but they but the mind appearing in such a way in in so the mind knows it so that the i knows it sometimes what the i knows it cause mine sometimes it cause not mine but in both cases what the mind is doing what the i is doing is looking at consciousness
in both cases
and up
when and in both cases it could look and say in both cases i'm looking i'm looking i'm looking at mine i'm looking at not mine
this is the self and is to actions and these aren't the things i'm looking at are not outside mind these are i'm looking at inner things that look external
then you then i'm not distracted from the meditation
the i think you said i'd like to you said some as one is consciousness really is kind of our response to to the call of the unconscious and conscious says you know please think this unconscious can't think it says please think in my and conscience costs okay i mean
yes i think
the cash can can can do i think but it can request i think and you said something might symptom
i would say that the consciousness is a symptom area i don't think that the unconscious is not the symptom area it's the it's the sickness area is where all the sicknesses are
the that but we experienced the suffering of them the in consciousness
an experienced the suffering of them and confessing that transformed the illness the unconscious really has it has a sick part
which supports the appearance of symptoms in consciousness which if we practice compassion tourism cures the disease
there's another part of the unconscious which is not the sick part which supports the birth of wisdom and peace
the so the the got unconscious supports both it has a a pure part that supports nirvana and an impure part that support samsara in samsara and cut and cut into birth and death consciousness every practice compassion and listen to the teaching we transformed the root of these symptoms which is a kind of illness which is a result
i have passed on unskillful thoughts
but it to call it the body
is a call which wishers has been as responded to in biological wonderment as mind
the body said help you know i'm doing okay but i'd like some help
and a mind rose and in a mine says help help help help help and consciousness arose but there was design flaws in the consciousness but the design flaws you could say he considered design flaws but today i feel like that when design flaws i think they are symptoms of the design flaws of the continent
which was calling for help
in the design that and every and those not really design flaws either they are the consequence of are not optimal action
so it it is the case that non optimal action has consequence and then bringing up in a consciousness is where we can see it
look at it confessed and repented and transform the whole process right code whole body so this arose to serve the body and some on skillfulness arose in the process and now we can cure the whole thing
who's cetera

yeah does it eat and to notice yeah to notice to make your confession repentance more and more relax and not and not concretizing it and not being self centered about it but just doing your job i'm just do my job man
that's the direction of us yearning for a non abiding wit so it's possible that somebody who had
cultivated his mind of new abode actually could still notice shortcomings and confess them in the spirit of wisdom and and this practice would enhance
the not the non abiding mind which they're realizing in the middle of the confession and that and now would promote and even deeper
not abiding
so i i noticed something going on for quite a while i have this story which i want to tell you and i also want to address breezes question about the unconscious process to different types i feel like we should have little paws and with somebody has a question that they don't think can wait
okay so let's have a little walking meditation now or is jackie gleason used to say that have some traveling music