This is the dance of appearances

Screen Shot 2013-03-04 at 8.54.04 AMThis is the dance of appearances. Mind is dancing with phenomena in the field of the senses. How we respond to and engage with these physical, psychological and emotional phenomena that comprise the objects in our environment in one moment conditions our experience, for better or worse, in the next moment, and the next. All of this is the momentum of karma, or, more precisely, our individual and collective karmic patterns. Karma is the linked chain of cause and effect; the seed that produces the flower that produces the seed, and so on. There are two sides of appearance: the subject side that is the perceiving aspect, and the object side that is the perceived aspect.

–Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, “Mind Beyond Death”

About Dawa

I am a student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Dharma. My intention with this blog is to write down all that I have learned along the way, in hopes that you will also find something to be helpful on your path, should you happen to find me. Love & Light!
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1 Response to This is the dance of appearances

  1. mystic1muse says:

    I asked why am I not always awake in my dreams and the answer came, “Why are you not always awake in ordinary life?

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