the essence of mind

“In Zen meditation we think non-thinking — that is, we think nothing. What this means is that our whole psychological mind ceases to function, and as a result, our whole being becomes united with the essence of mind, which we signify by Mind. You call this essence the God within you, absoluteness, ultimate reason — it doesn’t matter. No matter what you call it, to unite with this essence is the very reason we are gathered here to meditate.”
~Robert Aitken

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