“Clear mind is like the full moon in the sky.
Sometimes clouds come and cover it, but the moon is always behind them. Clouds go away, then the moon shines brightly. So don’t worry about clear mind it is always there.
When thinking comes, behind it is clear mind. When thinking goes, there is only clear mind. Thinking comes and goes, comes and goes. You must not be attached to the coming and the going.”
In the analogy most commonly used by contemporary Buddhists, mental activity begins to seem more like weather- like clouds and sunny spell, rainstorms and blizzards, arising and passing away.
The mind, in this analogy is the sky, and the sky doesn’t cling to specific weather conditions nor try to get rid of bad ones.
The sky just is.
Detail from Ophelia, John Everett Millais
Marie Egner, In the Blossoming Bower (detail), 1896
Woman In the Dunes | Hiroshi Teshigahara | 1964
Feel nature inside your deep dead mouth, let your tongue feel the taste of soil. Rest and reflect about everything you’ve done. you’re gone.