“The previous slogans undermined not only our fixed views of the substantiality of self and other, but also any attempt to hold onto that realization or even onto the realizer” ~ Judy Lief
This slogan is about resting in stillness that is free from the sevenfold mind. The seven types of consciousness according to Buddhist tradition are:
By resting in alaya we rest in simplicity where the mind becomes non-discriminating. We see the seven types of consciousness for what they are – manifestations of the mind. Then when we meditate we begin to see that we are not doing anything, we are simply returning to that place of pure awareness, of source. We can rest in alaya at any time. It is always available to us. When we begin to notice the impulse to constantly think, to keep the mind moving, to keep the body moving, we can remind ourselves to return to this place of stillness.