Awareness as a stepping stone to wisdom

| IMS 2014 Dhamma Discussion Group B1 (48:05-48:50)

My instruction can be clearer.

Meditation is the cultivation of wholesome states of mind, but the wholesome state of mind that I’m primarily interested in is awareness because the ultimate goal of what I’m teaching is to use awareness as a stepping stone to get to wisdom, to the true understanding of the nature of things as they are.

And to do that, we use awareness to watch things as they are when they’re happening; just allowing things to unfold as they are and watching them and seeing. And that awareness will lead to the understanding of what you’re watching.

That’s the wholesome mind that I want you to cultivate.