Awareness is a natural state; it’s normal. It isn’t a compounded state that depends on other conditions.
In our practice it isn’t necessary to talk of samatha or vipassanā; just call it the practice of Dhamma, that’s enough.
Again, let me explain about the path walked by the ancients.
Ajahn Sumedho focuses on the simple reality of the here and now, and the awareness of ‘just this’, where all thoughts and concepts drop away in favour of insight and understanding.
When I forgot myself, it was exactly like that. There was nothing obtained and nothing was thrown away.
Mumon’s Poem: Hundreds of flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, The cool breeze in summer and snow in winter; If there is no vain cloud in your mind, for you it is a good season.
Exploring meditation with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and learn how to integrate meditative awareness into your everyday life. About 1 hour 45 minutes
We just have to keep practising and realising that every moment is precious, and so are we. Not wonderful perhaps, but precious, and human, and as Maezumi Roshi said, ‘Living the unsurpassed life.’