Awakening to the emptiness of the self. Milan, 2010

Delivered within the Psychology and Buddhism Circle of the Mindfulness Project, Milan.  www.mindproject.com  24th Sept, 2010

James Low Download as PDF 

 

Transcribed by Sarah Allan
Edited by Sarah Allan and Barbara Terris

Extracts:
conversationWe can tell closed stories or open stories; we can have the story of the expert person or the story of the pathetic person, but best of all is the story that we tell with other people, a story which is allowed to emerge as a conversation.
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From the point of view of dzogchen, collaboration and participation are much more important than dominance and control. That is to say, we work inside the field of our connection, whether it is inside what we call our body or inside the outer environment.
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I find myself being with you. I don’t find myself inside myself but I am revealed through being with you. I am revealed as the one who is being with you. I am not revealed as ‘the real me’ because there is no real me.
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When you are sitting in meditation and a thought presents itself, it doesn’t have a front door with a bell on it. You don’t say, “Oh, this looks like an interesting thought to enter” and ring the doorbell. Seemingly, without any effort we are in it, and then we are not. There is no obvious front door or back door.