Everyday Consciousness and Primordial Awareness by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

By Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

This publication presents the basic underpinnings beneficial for knowing the Buddhist method of psychology and private transformation. It units forth the character of brain and human strength, and offers meditations which permit one to adventure those at once.

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They are not actually there, b ut still they appear as if they were. So w here is it that they appear? They appear in the es­ sence of the m ind. Since every one of us has o u r individual experiences in dream s, it is easy for us to understan d that the dream objects merely ap pear w ithin the m ind. As with the dream objects, in this exam ple, the same applies to the w hole of reality while we are not dream ing. We assum e the appearances of objects in ordinary life, w hen we are not dreaming, are indubitably there.

So w here is it that they appear? They appear in the es­ sence of the m ind. Since every one of us has o u r individual experiences in dream s, it is easy for us to understan d that the dream objects merely ap pear w ithin the m ind. As with the dream objects, in this exam ple, the same applies to the w hole of reality while we are not dream ing. We assum e the appearances of objects in ordinary life, w hen we are not dreaming, are indubitably there. However, they are not truly present externally.

The tw o k in d s of stable co n scio u sn e ss in c lu d e the klesha-m ind (literally, the m ind endow ed w ith afflictions)18 and the all-base consciousness. 32 Everyday Consciousness and Primordial Awareness T he K l e s h a - M i n d Though the klesha-m ind is characterized as the 'm ind en­ dow ed w ith afflictions', it does not include all of the m ental afflictions. Desirous attachm ent, anger, dullness, or sim ilar afflictions are not referred to here, bu t only those that are included in the category of 'holding on to a self'.

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