Thus Emptied – Ilie Cioara

Creation is constant movement, eternal newness and absolute freshness. It never repeats itself, it is never static and it is never caught in the trap of time and space.

The individual mind, no matter how cultured, has no access to the phenomenon of creation and cannot understand it, because the mind is always old and outdated. Each movement of this particular mind separates and limits. Thus, with such a mind, we will never, in any circumstances, be able to discover the mysteries of the movement of creation.

Therefore, this ordinary mind must be silent! But how can we make it become silent? Only in one way: when we encounter it simply and directly, with the flame of Attention, without having any motives or ideals to accomplish.

If the meeting happens in the right way, the mind becomes quiet – it becomes completely silent – and in that moment our whole being is detached from the known. From then on, the vessel of consciousness, thus emptied, is able to encompass and understand the newness brought forth by the movement of life.

Therefore, a new mind, without limits and without knowledge; in its stillness, is creative and through it, the person is always new and active. Such a mind, in a state of Pure Consciousness, creates radical changes in the structure of the ordinary man by its simple presence.

-Ilie Cioara

From The Silence of the Mind: Experiencing the Mystery of the Present Moment, page 54

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You can read an interview about  the Romanian Sage, Ilie Cioara here.

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