Continuation of discernment from yesterday -. The definition of discernment is "the process by which two stimuli differing in some aspect are responded to differently”. Deeper discernment is important to learn, remember and put into practice. Buddhist logical studies and deeper meditation stimulates the actual practice, the only method to train components of an inner alignment. This learning energetically inside is in the level that touches the boundaries between deep theoretical possibilities of the human mind and the human subtle mind of the next interior level. Controlled discrimination is the method and buddhist logical studies should act as an alerting factor. Inner discrimination and discernment in the ordinary mind, over time or lifetimes become hardened, deadened, and distanced from inner senses.
For those of you who have been to some of my other teachings, or particularly at this past winter retreat, have learned about inner senses. This work that we are doing here together is preparing the actual inner minds that prepare for the actual inner senses. This in will produce a higher-level transformative work. This more advanced work happens in the inner minds and trains inner minds that are presently not activated. What presently appears energetically to your subtle minds to be exactly the same energetic, in reality is completely different things.
It learns how to use discernment in the energetic form to prepare itself for the transformation into another kind of being, and would be literally blind and deaf if it did not have the ability to be able to make these careful distinctions between different kinds of stimuli.
For example, when you were small in school and teacher showed you two words; "where" and "wear," and asked what is the difference you probably answered, "Same, it's the same." The teacher said, "No, there is something about these two words that make them different not only in meaning but also in appearance. Please look again."
In that way, inside, you will be expected, and please understand correctly because it is a important component of inner education, that you become receptive to discernment between two different stimuli that differ in some particular aspect, and train to respond to them differently. That means making the correct energetic choices. In doing practice carefully, there are some things that you know very well, and other things that you have not been able to learn so far.
These trainings need to happen inside with the facilitation of the outer person and guidance. This facilitation is not the actual discrimination or discernment because the outer mind is not built to accommodate the concepts. It is extremely important that you facilitate through mental functions such as cogitation, meditation and logical analysis while allowing inner minds to do careful inner work.
It is possible for the human being to act as a careful caretaker to the one (the activated inner mind directed toward the inner path) who is actually doing the work. I encourage those who have been practicing for some time now to listen to the teaching called Organizing Spirituality Inside. This is another important element to help you understand about this very aspect of energetic discrimination.
This method of using discrimination that I have given you in previous teachings is very simply the act or process of exhibiting keenness of insight and judgment based upon traditional Tibetan Buddhist values; being able to make quality discriminations or choices to gain the path. In the teachings of this series in this teaching cycle, we have discussed either penetration of your own wisdom by analyzing how you have approached your spiritual longings or how to organize your time and efforts.