Pristine Mind

Leave your mind alone, don’t populate the sky with clouds.
Refrain from creating mental events based on what has happened.

Leave your mind alone, don’t populate the sky with clouds.
Refrain from creating mental events based on what might happen.

Leave your mind alone, don’t populate the sky with clouds.
Refrain from creating mental events based on what’s happening now.

Leave your mind alone, don’t populate the sky with clouds.
In the absence of mental events, pristine mind self-reveals.

Pristine mind is original presence, prior to any mental event.
Pristine mind is meditation without object, basic aware space.

The original presence of pristine mind is always relaxed, at ease.
By refraining from creating mental events, stress becomes obsolete.

Thoughts, emotions, beliefs, memory associations, sensations,
judgments, desires, fears, self-images, ideals — all are mental events.

Leave your mind alone, don’t populate the sky with clouds.
Pristine mind cannot be acquired, fabricated, forced, or imposed.

It is the self-revealing presence that shines as it is when all efforts
to control, manipulate, improve, or modify mind are discarded.

When water is left to itself, all the sediment will eventually settle.
When mind is left to itself, all conditions will eventually subside.

Pristine water, pristine mind — all this is easy to understand.
Refraining from creating mental events, attention is self-liberated.

First realization: mind is naturally pristine, prior to any fixed identity.
Second realization: whatever appears is a passing mental event.
Third realization: meditation is being as you are, pristine mind.
Fourth realization: pristine mind is unconditional happiness.

(Bows of sincere gratitude to Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche)

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About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have several other sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: http://www.pbase.com/1heart Essays on the Conscious Process: http://theconsciousprocess.wordpress.com/ Poetry and Prosetry: https://feelingtoinfinity.wordpress.com/ Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: https://westernmystics.wordpress.com/ https://freetransliterations.wordpress.com/ Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: https://spiritguidesparrow.wordpress.com/ Thank You!
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