6 On the Nature of Mind

Beloved Dharia,

The mind of someone who is enlightened is exactly like any other human being's.
It is just as useful, and just as flawed.
It is just as brilliant, and just as noisy.

Thoughts process in exactly the same way.

What is different is that an awakened person does not mistake his mind for his awareness.
He does not keep the mind too close, or too far.
He does not keep the mind too complicated, or too simple.
He uses it as it should be used.
He feeds it exactly enough. He does not starve or fatten it.
He enjoys and appreciates it, but it does not bully him.