Concentration and Consciousness to Unity

“….the sixth level of concentration is limitless consciousness.  At first, we see only consciousness, but then we see that consciousness is also earth, water, air, fire, and space. What is true of space is also true of consciousness…seventh level of concentration is nothingness.  With normal perception, we see flowers, fruit, teapots, and tables, and we think they exist seperately of one another. But when we look more deeply, we see that the fruit is in the flower, and that the flower, the cloud and the earth are in the fruit.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching p#99

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  1. I’ll have to check this book out. It looks great!! 🙂

    • I would recommend anything written by Thich Nhat Hanh. His writing is so very clear concise and easily digestible by us Westerners.


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