What is the mind? : “Meditation for the Love of it”

According to the tantras, the phenomenon we experience as “mind” is actually a particularly vibrant and subtle kind of energy.


An ocean of energy, in fact, in which waves of thoughts and emotions arise and subside.

Your thoughts and feelings—the difficult, negative, obsessive ones, as well as the peaceful and clever ones—are all made of the same subtle, invisible, highly dynamic “stuff.”


Mindenergy is so evanescent that it can dissolve in a moment, yet so powerful that it can create “stories” that run you for a lifetime.


The secret revealed by the tantric sages is that if you can recognize thoughts for what they are—if you can see that a thought is nothing but mind-energy—your thoughts will stop troubling you.


That doesn’t mean they’ll stop.


But you’ll no longer be at their mercy.


* Tantra denotes the esoteric traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism that co-developed most likely about the middle of the 1st millennium AD. The term tantra, in the Indian traditions, also means any systematic broadly applicable “text, theory, system, method, instrument, technique or practice”.


* evanescent
ev·a·nes·cent: adjective
soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing

“a shimmering evanescent bubble”

One response to this post.

  1. Read “Live And Let Live Under One G-O-D (Generator-Operator-Destroyer)”

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