2017 July Enlightenment Intensive
When you set out to contemplate who you are, instead of ACTUALLY realizing who you are and becoming conscious of THAT, the mind regurgitates all these accumulated thoughts and ideas that you have about yourself. It’s these thoughts that are stored in the mind that rise into your awareness, grab your attention and distract you.
This is a problem for those who want to know who they are.
"It is not until your thoughts cease, not until you abandon seeking for something, not until your mind is as motionless as the mountain that you will be on the right road to the Gateway of Stillness that I call enlightenment. Recognize that your awakened mind comes in a flash and is the Buddha itself.”