Seeing Sameness

One way to recognize intrinsic awareness–the original wisdom we were born with–is to see if there is something that is always the same. The sameness that is being pointed to does not exclude difference or change. It is a nonconceptual awareness that transcends the opposites of permanence and impermanence, of difference and sameness. It is a sameness that is seen in difference, a permanence seen right within this world of impermanence, a stable presence that pervades all states of consciousness whether peaceful or disturbed, happy or sad.

Seeing this sameness is a doorway to the simple recognition of one’s own awareness as primordial wisdom.

In this short meditative talk (about 20 minutes long), Hal points to the possibility of recognizing innate nonconceptual sameness. This talk was given at Real Dharma Sangha on May 1, 2012. To listen, use the flashplayer, below:

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One thought on “Seeing Sameness

  1. Hal does a pretty good job in describing what is always just under our nose ( it IS evevn the nose itself, so to say). We just need to understand it better.
    It’s so simple, it’s hard to point out for most people in metaphoric terms but it can be directly ‘inferred’ and then checked to see if it is in fact the case or just more of the regular chatter.

    You can contact me by email litresearch1954@att.net, if you need to get more clarity on this pointing-out stuff.

    Good job Hal!

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