Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The basis of them all
Awareness leads to wisdom, understanding the nature of things. Compassion/kindness leads to the embracing and integrating of everything.
Bodhicitta is the aspiration and intention of awareness and compassion.
Shamatha is calmly abiding in whatever arises with awareness and compassion.
Vipashyana is seeing clearly the nature of things (and, hopefully, naturally responding from and with compassion).
The immeasurables are kindness, compassion, joy, and clarity~equanimity.
Yidam is the recognition of and identification with awareness and compassion.
Qigong (whether externally with limbs or internally with intention) is moving bio-energy with awareness and compassion.
Awareness and compassion are the basis of every practice.