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In many way the centre wants to sustain its existence by pulling the strands and kinks closer around itself. As this ignorance is loosened the emptiness becomes apparent.
The knot is merely a self sustaining pulling and tugging. One Buddhist method is to loosen this compulsive behaviour ...
There is only one mind; it is not that there are two minds, one recognizing the other. In the very moment of recognizing, it is like a knot that is untied. We don’t have to do anything further than that, leave it untied. In the moment of looking, it is already seen. It is not that later on we come to see. Why? Because mind and mind essence are very close. The second reason is that it is not that mind essence is something that we have to get our sights on; it’s not like that. It is not that we need to hold the awareness on it for a while, like one or two minutes and slowly it will appear within our experience. Since there is only one mind, the moment you recognize, it is simply a matter of letting go. The thinker or knower of that moment is just like a new knot, like a new thought. The moment you abandon it, it unties. We are already arrived at where we need to arrive at, we are already in the nature of mind.
Like a Knot That is Untied ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Yes we are a knot. Know we are not.
Next time you have a knot. See how easy it is just to loosen the various tangles rather than passing the ends through each other. In effect, adding tangles. When loosening many of them will just fall away ...
Does this explain the benefits of just sitting? Do you prefer the violent Gordian method (see next post)?