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quote on awareness

A former member
Post #: 8
This was today's "daily dharma" from Tricycle. I thought it was relevant to last night's discussion of awareness:

Unmasking the Self

Sitting quietly, doing nothing, not knowing what is next and not concerned with what was or what may be next, a new mind is operating that is not connected with the conditioned past and yet perceives and understands the whole mechanism of conditioning. It is the unmasking of the self that is nothing but masks—images, memories of past experiences, fears, hopes, and the ceaseless demand to be something or become somebody.

- Toni Packer, "Unmasking the Self"
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