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“Let your mind settle naturally in mahamudra and live from there.”
Mahamudra is all about not-thinking, letting the mind settle so deeply that it does not do anything. This is where we are meant to live from.
The basic instruction for mahamudra is to let body, breath, and mind settle naturally. Though it sounds simple, it is not easy. At first, you feel like you are doing nothing, and it takes a while to appreciate that that is exactly what you are doing (or not doing). The productive and achievement-oriented parts of you start to rebel, and there is nothing to do but let them settle naturally, too. Other stuff arises, and you let those things quiet, too. After a while, you do find that you are resting deeply, without effort, and your mind is growing clearer and clearer.
In this field you naturally become aware of what is out of balance and move in the direction of balance, but this direction is constantly changing… You end up resting, but resting nowhere, constantly opening to the complexity and richness of your experience. This opening is awake and alive—not blind. It is a willingness to open to whatever arises in experience and meet it.
Through that kind of faith, devotion, awe, understanding, and compassion arise naturally. In effect, your prayers are answered without you having to think about them. They are answered through the practice of prayer itself. They are answered through the living, through life.
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