Friday, January 25, 2013

the wick and the wax

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"...The fire of defilement will then have to go out, because the wick and the wax lie in separate places and don't make contact. In the same way, if we can separate the body from the mind, our normal awareness will have to go out. But when it goes out, that doesn't mean that awareness is annihilated. It's still there, but as a special form of awareness that doesn't depend on the body or mind and yet can still be aware."

from The Light of Discernment, Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo

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