14 May 2010
Today we practiced settling the mind in its natural state with an emphasis on observing the background, the “stage” of the mind. As Alan mentions, this acts as a whetstone (knife-sharpening stone) for our vividness, increasing the resolution and sharpness of our mind.
The mind can also be viewed in HD!
The outro was unexpected and mind-blowing. It will be part of Sunday’s bonus but I won’t cut it out, it came out very spontaneously and it will leave you longing for it to be Sunday.
Some of you might recognize the picture of Galileo’s telescope... It is relevant both for the analogy of sharpening what we perceive and for the outro of this podcast!
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