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Straight From the Heart

Straight From the Heart

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Published by Forest Dhamma Books
“Once the mind has been well-cleansed so that it’s constantly radiant, then when we’re in a quiet place, without any sounds – for instance, late in the still of the night – even if the mind hasn’t gathered in samadhi, we find that when we focus on that centre of awareness, it is so exceedingly delicate and refined that it’s hard to describe. This refinement then becomes like a radiance that spreads all around us in every direction. Nothing appears to be making contact with the senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and feeling at that moment, even though the mind hasn’t gathered into the factors of samadhi. Instead, this is the firm foundation of the mind that has been well-cleansed and displays a striking awareness, magnificence, and sensitivity within itself...”
“Once the mind has been well-cleansed so that it’s constantly radiant, then when we’re in a quiet place, without any sounds – for instance, late in the still of the night – even if the mind hasn’t gathered in samadhi, we find that when we focus on that centre of awareness, it is so exceedingly delicate and refined that it’s hard to describe. This refinement then becomes like a radiance that spreads all around us in every direction. Nothing appears to be making contact with the senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and feeling at that moment, even though the mind hasn’t gathered into the factors of samadhi. Instead, this is the firm foundation of the mind that has been well-cleansed and displays a striking awareness, magnificence, and sensitivity within itself...”

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Published by: Forest Dhamma Books on Sep 24, 2010
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traight from the Heart 
 
“The Gift of Dhamma Excels All Other Gifts” 
—The Lord Buddha

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