13. Right Understanding: Mirror Model

The Buddha's Path of Peace - A Step-by-Step Guide - Geoffrey Hunt

Geoffrey Hunt [+-]
University of Surrey
Geoffrey Hunt is Buddhist Chaplain at the University of Surrey, UK. He is now Visiting Professor in Buddhist Ethics at the same university where, before retirement, he was Full Professor in Philosophy of Care, and taught and researched mainly in the field of healthcare and bioethics. From 2008 to 2014 he worked on ethical aspects of nanotechnology for scientific projects of the European Commission. In 2002 he founded, and continues to lead, the lay movement New Buddha Way www.newbuddhaway.org in Surrey, UK.

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.

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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.

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Hunt, Geoffrey. 13. Right Understanding: Mirror Model. The Buddha's Path of Peace - A Step-by-Step Guide. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Jul 2020. ISBN 9781781799635. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=39412. Date accessed: 19 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39412. Jul 2020

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