Typically, we approach the Buddha Dharma with the intention of gaining something: a quiet mind, a lofty insight, a new sense of identity. With luck and a supple frame of mind, we can learn to observe what is actually currently happening in this mind of ours, which is both vast and tranquil and leaping from thought to thought, like a monkey swinging from branch to branch. Is there a way of seeing Citta – Luminous awareness – that encompasses both these possibilities, and points us to the ground of Mind itself? Drawing on a talk by Ajahn Sucitto, Don S. guided our reflections this Sunday.
You can listen to the talk by Ajahn Sucitto here: https://dharmaseed.org/talks/audio_player/9/63606.html