So we’re going to start with a Buddhist meditation. I need to just prepare our minds for it. Buddha
is concerned about our faulty sense of identification, which is what is standing in the way of our unfolding our potentials. And so it is destroyed step by step and it needs to be replaced by the reality that transpires through it. In short, to say it briefly, it is really, it could illustrated by the voice of Caruso that can be aroused to emerge out of its distortion. So let’s say that our self-image is a distortion of what we are, and of course we have to first try to free ourselves from that faulty self-image so that the reality of our being, the reality of being, that is the potentials of our being which are the reality, which are the seat of our being, is able to transpire. So there’s a negative draw and a positive one. The negative one is to be found in what is called the Satipathanas, and then the positive in the Jhanas.
And so, it’s not my thing to teach Buddhism, but what I’m interested in is the complementarity between Buddhism and Sufism. So while I’m going through the stages I will also mention the positive side instead of just the negative one.