Non-Dual Awareness and PoliticsThe 9
If we can attain nondual,nonconceptual awareness inmeditation, we are engaged inprofound political activity, eventhough we may lose this awarenessduring the times we are not formallymeditating (the buddha's awarenessin post-meditation is the same asduring meditation). Meditating innondual, nonconceptual awareness,which is meditating on thedharmadhatu, immediately beginssystematically to destroy in ourselvesthe structure of dualisticconsciousness with all its attendantcognitive obscurations and emotionalaffiictions. From the standpoint of duality, since this dualisticconsciousness also involves othersentient beings as the other pole of our duality, our activity in dissolvingthis consciousness has a profoundimpact on them as well.While our nondualistic, nonconceptualmeditation is purifying our ownobscurations and afflictions andthereby transforming our personalexperience of others, it is alsobecoming a spark of buddha activity inthose others. As our meditationbecomes effective, the attitude of others towards us begins to change,and they themselves begin to turninward and to search with greaterconscientiousness through the stuff of their own minds and lives for spiritualsolutions to their own problems. Andas the power of our meditationincreases, this effect reaches ever-widening concentric circles of sentientbeings with whom we have karmicinterdependence, which in this dayand age includes not only ourimmediate family and friends, workingassociates, and local communities, but
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