(Contemplation on interdependence)
(Excerpted from Thich Nhat Hanh’s “The Miracle of Mindfulness”)
The following material is the summary of my Self-Inquiry.
There are three kinds of state in humans, only ego, ego and temporary awareness (true self), ego and full-time awareness. Ego thinks that body is me. Awareness understands that the five aggregates (body, feelings, perceptions, mental formations, consciousness) are me. When awareness is there, mindfulness is there. So, the non-duality is there. But when temporary awareness disappears and only ego is there, forgetfulness is there. And the duality is there.
Thích Nhất Hạnh