【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】以何意乐睡眠 There are four kinds of thoughts with which to fall asleep
【修持轨理 - 未修中间如何行者】-悎寤瑜伽-意乐1
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26B 10’22” Vol.4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P67LL1
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【Meditation Session】 【What to do in between meditation sessions】
– without sleeping at the wrong time – first kind of thoughts】
【There are four kinds of thoughts with which to fall asleep:】
Well then in this condition, as we would maintain our sleep this way, thus we would be able to possess great power, allowing us to use our mind. At that time, what should we do with our minds? Four things.
【(1) The idea of illumination: 】The first is the idea of illumination.
【First apprehend an image of light, and then sleep while imagining light.  Thereby, when you fall asleep, darkness will not arise in your mind. 】
This is the first one. In your mind, you first think of an image of light. Normally when we sleep we always think that darker is better. When it is darker, you get lethargic, lax, and ignorant. Now you think of light. If you can truly think this way, oh, this is wonderful beyond words. In the future when you practice to a certain level, you will know, hey, this is superb! The mind's nature is illuminating, just like this. So last time when I talked to you about the story of the old monk, Master Hsu Yun, somebody came from behind him, "Pah!", hugged him, (He asked) "What are you doing?" (Reply) "Looking at the moon." This is the meaning. The illumination of the mind's nature. At the causal period, this is how we practice to get there. At that time, there are all kinds of benefits.