By KhenchenT Rinpoche
This ebook is an advent to Buddhist psychology and provides crucial directions for profitable meditation perform.
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52 Everyday Consciousness and Buddha-Awakening As for 'holding the mind with a focus', we imagine a white, a red, and a blue drop in the space in front of us. 40 One's own mind itself creates these three drops in order to concentrate on them later on without distraction. In this way the mind consciousness is held one-pointedly on this focus. For beginners new to meditation it is usually much more pleasant to close the eyes while visualizing. However, the more often this visualization is repeated and the less distractedly you concentrate your mind, the easier it becomes to visualize the three drops clearly, even with open eyes.
They will be rewarded for positive behavior and called to account for negative behavior. Buddhism does not promulgate anything like that. From the Buddhist point of view, all appearances are nothing other than delusion-based, and their karmic imprints are stored in the all-base. Due to the reappearance of these imprints it is possible for all the different appearances and all the different thoughts of mind to arise. It is a stream of karmic imprints that arises within ourselves. Whoever is able to traverse the truly authentic path can purify his or her mind 48 Everyday Consciousness and Buddha-Awakening of negative karmic imprints and thus eventually transform all aspects of delusion.
The Five Kinds of Primordial Awareness 65 THE ABODE OF THE PRIMORDIAL AWARENESSES Now the question arises as to where the five primordial awarenesses actually abide. They are ih fact located within every one of us. Buddha Shakyamuni taught that every being possessing a mind also possesses the consciousnesses. , the five kinds of primordial awareness, and can therefore manifest them. Within all sentient beings, the five primordial awarenesses ·are present as a foundation. Thus, our consciousness gives us the possibility and the opportunity to manifest the five kinds of primordial awareness.