15 Settling the Mind in its Natural State

11 Sep 2013

Prefaced with brief elusion to the third of those four thoughts that turn the mind about - focusing on the reality of suffering. Why do we have to suffer at all? This deepest dimension of suffering - it arises directly because of or pertains to our relationship with our bodies and minds. The aggregates (our bodies and minds), arose in relation to mental afflictions (klesha) and karma. We are closely holding onto, or identifying with, our bodies and minds which are defiled in the sense of being created by karma and klesha. That very identification with that which is not ‘I’ or ‘mine’, as being ‘I’ or ‘mine’. Alan then goes on to give examples.

Meditation starts at: 16:08

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