The story of the ‘Mind is Clear Light’ T-shirt
Designed for us by a Tibetan calligrapher, this striking graphic features the phrase ‘mind is clear light’ written within classical Tibetan cloud forms.
‘Mind is clear light’ is a line from the ‘Eight Thousand Verse Prajñāparamitā’ by Shakyamuni Buddha. Prajñāparamitā is a Sanskrit word that means ‘perfection of wisdom’ and refers to a perfected way of seeing the nature of reality.
Luminosity, or clear light, is a central concept in Tibetan Dzogchen Buddhism and is usually used to describe the true nature of mind, or ultimate root of consciousness . The nature of unconditioned awareness is said to be glaringly empty (sunyata), lucidly clear, vividly pure, spontaneously present, perfectly even and expansively open.
Within the artwork, which has been hand screen printed on the back of the T-shirt there is a great deal of symbolism. The clouds represent negative conditioning and emotions that arise within our own (ego centric) mind that obscure the ‘clear light’. The ultimate objective of Dzochen practice is to dispel the clouds of ‘ignorance’ that obscure the true nature of reality in order that unconditioned pure awareness is established. We hope that it inspires you every time you wear it.
- 100% Organic Cotton (GOTS – Certified Organic Cotton)
- 145 gsm weight
- Hand screen printed
- Oeko-Tex certified (free of toxic chemicals)
- Awarded Ethical Consumer Best Buy accreditation
- Peta approved Vegan
- Earthmonk hem tag and front white EM logo (please note these are being phased out)
- Amfori BSCI
- Sedex Certified
This T-shirt should be washed inside out on a cool cycle. Organic cotton should never see the inside of your tumble dryer, air drying is best! Never iron directly onto the hand screen printed graphics – iron the garment inside out or use a clean cloth as a barrier.