A different take on monkey mind

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A different take on monkey mind

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Ran across a great metaphor for the dependently originated arising and passing of the mind in the Assutavā Sutta. 

“But what’s called ‘mind,’ ‘intellect,’ or ‘consciousness’ by day and by night arises as one thing and ceases as another. Just as a monkey, swinging through a forest wilderness, grabs a branch. Letting go of that, it grabs another branch. Letting go of that, it grabs another one. Letting go of that, it grabs another one. In the same way, what’s called ‘mind,’ ‘intellect,’ or ‘consciousness’ by day and by night arises as one thing and ceases as another."

https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/SN/SN12_61.html

Malcolm

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