13. Right Understanding: The Mirror Model
Geoffrey Hunt [+]
University of Surrey
He has taught meditation in schools, in a prison, a village for the elderly, and an alcohol rehabilitation centre. He has served the Dhamma in hospices, funerals and interfaith events. He has worked in Japan, Nigeria and Lesotho and is a writer and international speaker on ethical issues of health, science and advanced technology. He has published several books in the field of professional ethics. He is married to Rev. Beverley Hunt, an Anglican minister.
We are now beginning to discover through meditation what we might provisionally describe as the effervescent arising and passing away of the experience that constitutes ‘my world’. We have also noted that at a deeper level these arisings are nondual i.e. there is in actual experience no separation between the experiencer (‘me’) and the experienced (‘it’ out there). ‘Experience’ shows itself to be questionable, because the very concept of ‘experience’ implies something (separate) that someone (separate) is having. The models of a Möbius Strip and reflection in a mirror are used to clarify nonduality.