Reviewing the Six Beautiful Pairs of Cetasikas

This talk reviews those qualities of awareness that are the highest development of consciousness attained through mindfulness meditation.  They represent the harmonious integration of mind conditioning functions with the flow of conscious awareness.  Each of the 12 cetasikas are reviewed with the intention to foster meditative awareness of these states of mind as they are occurring–this pairing produces a remarkable level of mental stability, lucidity and flexibility, for directly observing how the mind liberated from craving and clinging operates.  There is a recording entitled “Guided Contemplation of the Six Beautiful Pairs of Cetasikas” posted in the website archives, which is intended to integrate the concepts of this talk into meditative awareness.

Here are the notes prepared for this talk:  SIX-BEAUTIFUL-PAIRS-OF-WHOLESOME-CETASIKAS.docx

Here is a chart listing all 52 of the cetasikas:  CETASIKAS POSTER