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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Delayed Daily Musing - May 5th, 2013 - Nonduality 非二元 - Fēi èr yuán

Nonduality 非二元 - Fēi èr yuán

Contemplation is no mere activity
meant to pass time-
Become void
to contemplate
the void.

The ultimate nature of existence is void, so one must become void to access true meditation. Void is not the object of meditation. It is not meant to pair our mind with anything beyond, for that relationship creates insidious dualism invariably leading us astray. 

In meditation, we search for unity.

We need something to remove dualistic modes of thinking, as these are the origins of many of our problems. There is only one true meditation, which removes the relationship of viewer and object. Any object, no matter how holy, is an illusion reinforcer, separating us from reality. True meditation allows us to gain an interior view, where no difference remains between inner and outer reality.

Through meditation, we can eventually empty ourselves of distinction, and along with it, a sense of identity. In the outside world, identity serves a purpose but not within the sanctuary of mediation. By ceasing to cling upon a dualistic mindset, we can finally understand nothing, and truly contemplate the void.