- Thanks, Bob for a nice compendium of quotes about nonjudmental awareness.
Being aware, as such, is naturally free of any judgment.
There simply is no judgmental self or judgmental mind in awareness.
Awareness is undivided, and thus is purely and simply being aware without attachment or discrimination.
There are no separable things for it to be judgmental about.
If awareness could be aware of separable things, if such could exist - there could be a judgmental mind in awareness, reactions toward and against things in it or for it.
But there are no separable things existing apart from awareness, so what is being viewed/experienced is the awareness that is viewing/experiencing.
Thus, no basis for any judgment.
As long as there is the maintained belief in an existing separable being that has its own awareness apart from what is being viewed/experienced, there will be judgment.
Judgment is basic to the construction of distance between observer and observed. It is because of the construction of division between subject and object that movement towards or away from objects, wanting or fearing, wanting to possess or get rid of, wanting to be in certain states and not in other states ... comes about.
It is only the actual being aware without distance apart that involves no judgment.
"Let thine eye be single and thy body will be filled with light."
"Be aware without division, and light (awareness) and body (subject and object) will be not-two."
- D -
--- In email@example.com, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...> wrote:
> If you keep your mind from judging
> and aren't led by the senses,
> your heart will find peace.
> Lao-Tzu, Tao-te-Ching 52
> I look upon the judgement of right and wrong
> as the serpentine dance of a dragon.
> Stop using your discriminating mind
> to make arbitrary judgements and conceptions.
> The great Way is not difficult
> if you don't cling to good or bad.
> Just let go of your preferences;
> and everything will become perfectly clear.
> The Perfect Way is only difficult
> for those who pick and choose;
> do not like, do not dislike; all will then be clear.
> Make a hairbreadth difference,
> and Heaven and Earth are set apart.
> Wherever there is division into this or that,
> there is no truth.
> If you want the truth to stand clear before you,
> never be for or against.
> The struggle between 'for' and 'against'
> is the mind's worst disease.
> Only cease to cherish opinions.
> When no discrimination is made between this and that,
> how can a one-sided and prejudiced view arise?
> The enlightened have no likes and dislikes;
> all forms of dualism are contrived by the ignorant.
> Seng Ts'an, Trust in the Heart
> Why do you see the speck that is in your brothers eye,
> and not the log in your own eye?
> Jesus, Matthew 7.3
> Judge not, or you will be judged.
> Condemn not, or you will be condemned.
> Jesus, Luke 6.37
> Let him who is without sin among you
> be the first to throw a stone.
> Jesus, John 8.7
> What concern is it of yours
> whether a man is good or evil, or what he says or does?
> You will not be called on to answer for others.
> Imitation of Christ 3.24
> If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
> Mother Teresa
> To make a judgement is to be bound by the result.
> Everything is perfect in its suchness, just as it is.
> All things have been abiding in Nirvana from the beginning.
> Not a sparrow falls from the sky
> without the Fathers will.
> Jesus, Matthew 10.29
> I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus
> that nothing is unclean in itself;
> but it is unclean for anyone
> who thinks it is unclean.
> Paul, Romans 14.14
> To the pure all things are pure,
> but to the corrupt and the unbelieving nothing is pure;
> their very minds and consciences are corrupted.
> Paul, Titus 1.15
> Everything created by God is good,
> and nothing is to be rejected
> if it is received with thanksgiving
> by those who believe and know the truth.
> Paul, 1 Timothy 4.4
> Nothing happens without Him,
> nor does anything happen without the will of the Father,
> but His will is incomprehensible.
> Gospel of Truth 37.20
> Nothing happens apart from the will of Allah.
> God's in His Heaven,
> and all's right with the world.
> Robert Browning
> Student: Master, half the holy life
> is friendship and association with the beautiful.
> Buddha: Say not so!
> It is not half of the holy life.
> It is the whole of the holy life.
> Every misfortune that befalls the earth,
> or your own persons,
> is ordained before we bring it into being,
> so that you may not grieve
> for the good things that you miss
> or be overjoyed at what you gain.
> Koran, Iron
> No misfortune befalls except by Allah's will.
> Such is the Lord's decree.
> Koran, Cheating
> Had Allah willed,
> He himself could punish sinners immediately,
> but He has ordained it thus
> that He might test you, one by the other.
> Koran, Mohammed
> A diamond is a chunk of coal
> that made good under pressure.
> Pearls of Wisdom