Mindfulness ~ Niguma

Carelessness and impaired mindfulness cause downfalls. Therefore mindfulness is explained first.

To practice mindfulness and awareness of the illusion of inseparable appearance-emptiness of this heartless body as the Victor’s Body is the direct application of mindfulness to the body.

The reference-points of pleasure, pain, equanimity, and the sensations of all designated phenomena understood as mere sensation are the direct application of mindfulness to sensation.

All phenomena are mind,
yet mind will not be found inside or outside.
Mind not existing at all except as illusion
is the application of mindfulness to the mind.

Shrävakas and pretyekabuddhas
label all things as phenomena.
To know them as random labels of mere names
is the application of mindfulness of phenomena.


Niguma

from the book Niguma, Lady of Illusion

translated by Sarah Harding


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