Clear mind is like the full moon in the sky. Sometimes clouds come and cover it, but the moon is always behind them. Clouds go away, then the moon shines brightly. So don't worry about clear mind: it is always there. When thinking comes, behind it is clear mind. When thinking goes, there is only clear mind. Thinking comes and goes, comes and goes, You must not be attached to the coming or the going.
~Zen Master Seung Sahn
James's comment: I often use the cloud/moon metaphor when meditating and having intrusive thoughts. I picture clouds that are covering and blocking the clear mind represented by the moon and watch them pass with my mindful breathing. This is a great metaphor meditation on clear.
-Peace to all beings-
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Posted by They call him James Ure at 9:24 AM