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  • Introduction Presentation Benny 5.1.09 Hq Animated

    1. 1. <ul><li>Introductory weekend teaching </li></ul>
    2. 2. Invitation to a journey <ul><li>We invite you on a marvelous adventure into a vast resource of peace, happiness and skillfulness that exists within you. </li></ul>
    3. 3. The equipment needed for the journey – language and terms
    4. 4. two approaches to the use of the human mind
    5. 5. The cost of the first approach
    6. 6. <ul><li>When the mind is used to focus on points of view, our scope of awareness is restricted to these points of view. </li></ul>
    7. 7. The second approach to the use of the mind
    8. 8. What is awareness? <ul><li>Stop thinking for a moment. </li></ul><ul><li>What could be known without awareness? </li></ul><ul><li>There isn’t a human being anywhere on earth who can say, “I am not aware!” </li></ul>
    9. 9. Where is the mind? <ul><li>There is only one definitive thing we can say about the mind. </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Points of view are inseparable from awareness </li></ul>Like the blue and the sky
    11. 11. The result of the second approach <ul><li>What happens when we relax the mind for a brief moment? </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>By repeating brief moments of awareness, many times, its obviousness increases . </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>More and more, we experience warmth, ease, compassion, a balanced outlook, innovative thinking, creativity and an exceptional ability to make good decisions and solve problems. A simple word for this is “wisdom.” </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Our thoughts, emotions, speech and actions begin to spontaneously focus on the welfare and benefit of everyone, not just us. </li></ul><ul><li>This innate ability to be at ease, wise, balanced and compassionate is discovered when we relax the mind’s focus on points of view. </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>points of view are recognized to be the dynamic energy of awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>Points of view and awareness </li></ul><ul><li>a breeze blowing through the air. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Natural process <ul><li>Over time, by the power of sustaining awareness for short moments, confidence in awareness is nurtured until awareness becomes permanent and automatic at all times and in all situations </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>If we do not understand these two aspects, we will consider points of view to have far more significance than they actually do. </li></ul>
    18. 18. What is a point of view?
    19. 19. Positive, Negative and Neutral Points of View <ul><li>Most of us divide our points of view into positive, negative, and neutral categories. </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>the actual basis for ultimate goodness in human beings is an innate quality of the mind—awareness. </li></ul>
    21. 21. True intelligence <ul><li>Awareness has a powerful intelligence that is not accessible when we are trying to regulate the flow of points of view. </li></ul>
    22. 22. why Are We So Caught Up in Points of View? <ul><li>We learned points of view from other people from the moment we were born. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Commitment to Seeing Point of View as It Is <ul><li>All points of view are related to awareness in the same way that a mirage or a hologram is related to space. </li></ul>
    24. 24. So what can we do? <ul><li>Just as points of view arise, let them be, and do not cling to them! </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness is like the flight-path of a bird in the sky </li></ul>
    25. 25. One single “practice” <ul><li>Just as points of view appear, sustain awareness! </li></ul>
    26. 26. The Most Important Choice We Will Ever Make
    27. 27. <ul><li>awareness contains all points of view. Just as colors are inseparable from a rainbow, points of view are inseparable from awareness. </li></ul>
    28. 28. Recognition vs. non- recognition of awareness <ul><li>Simply stated, resting as awareness is recognition of awareness, and constant distraction by points of view is non-recognition of awareness. </li></ul>
    29. 29. What is Relying on Awareness? <ul><li>The cultivation of short moments of awareness </li></ul>
    30. 30. What matters is only your own direct experience <ul><li>Relying on awareness is best because we directly experience freedom from ups and downs. </li></ul>
    31. 31. One choice <ul><li>To rest or not to rest: </li></ul><ul><li>that is the question! </li></ul>
    32. 32. here is a very practical suggestion <ul><li>At the very moment points of view form, awareness remains open with perception serene and spacious. That is resting as awareness. </li></ul>
    33. 33. <ul><li>By repeatedly allowing the ease of awareness, it becomes automatic. </li></ul><ul><li>Short moments of awareness, many times, become automatic. </li></ul><ul><li>We do not fall into distraction. </li></ul>
    34. 34. <ul><li>It makes no difference what points of view arise. </li></ul><ul><li>a line drawn in water. </li></ul>
    35. 35. <ul><li>there comes a time when we discover stable awareness. </li></ul>
    36. 36. <ul><li>Resting as awareness for short moments, repeated many times, until it becomes automatic </li></ul>
    37. 37. <ul><li>If we rely on this one simple change in the use of the mind, we will prove to ourselves that it is powerful beyond measure. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the primary skill we need in life to ensure our well-being in all situations. </li></ul>
    38. 38. <ul><li>When the sun rises at daybreak, we don’t have to wait for it to be warm and brilliant. </li></ul>
    39. 39. The Four Comforts <ul><li>We are not alone -Global 24/7 support system for people who are gaining confidence in awareness </li></ul>

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