Mar 12, 2019
Just as sound arises from silence, so do thoughts arise from consciousness.
As a sound arises from the midst of silence, it appears as if surrounded on all sides by empty space, until returning to the silence from which it never parted. Where is the division between sound and silence? Sounds are merely fleeting expressions of silence.
As a thought arises from the midst of consciousness, it appears as if surrounded on all sides by an aware presence at rest, until returning to the aware presence from which it never left being. Where is the division between a thought and consciousness? Thoughts are merely dreamlike expressions of consciousness.