Visualisation-Body of Light Meditation

In previous weeks we have meditated upon taking Refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. The ultimate refuge is the potential of our own Buddha Nature, the pristine, clear and pure nature of our own minds, free of all delusions and suffering.  By visualizing ourselves as a Body of Light and understanding the pure nature of our own mind, we can transform our lives. Unfortunately our afflicted minds are so preoccupied with our busy lives that we are never satisfied with the present moment. We’re constantly reliving the past or worrying about the future. In other words, we are addicted to taking refuge in the external ‘things’ and fantasies of this life rather than in the clear nature of our own mind, in this present moment. Gradually however, we can learn to see how futile it is to seek refuge in the illusions of what appear as solid and reliable, ‘out-there’, external to our minds, and, with practice, identify more and more with the natural purity and clarity of who we really are. We can even experience a taste of what we can become – fully awakened, a Buddha.

 

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