Ajahn Sumedho on “being the knowing”/pure awareness

“I can’t claim ‘I am the knower of the world’–that gives the wrong message, doesn’t it? It’s not a matter of me claiming it, but of being, of trusting. There’s no name, you don’t have to be anything. You don’t have to know who you are, it’s just to know that you’re not this or that. [Chuckles.] Like you don’t have to see your own eyes to see. You don’t have to have one eye looking at the other! You don’t have to prove that you have eyes, because you can see.”

Listen to the rest of this incredibly insightful (and at times very funny!) talk here: http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/10/talk/4252/


About Kestrel Slocombe

I like writing, meditation, art, reading, riding horses, playing guitar, watching trees in the wind, ferns, the smell of woodsmoke, Mozart and Bach, long walks in the wilderness, and the sound of the cello.
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