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Those who argue and discuss without understanding the truth are lost amid all the forms of relative knowledge, running about here and there and trying to justify their view of the substance of ego.

If you realize the self in your inmost consciousness, it will appear in its purity. This is the womb of wonder, which is not the realm of those who live only by reason.

Pure in its own nature and free from the categories of finite and infinite, Universal Mind is the undefiled wonder, which is wrongly apprehended by many.

- Lankavatara Sutra from
Buddha Speaks, edited by Anne Bancroft, 2000, posted to MillionPaths




10.
It is certain that the nature of the mind is empty and without any foundation whatsoever.

Your own mind is insubstantial like the empty sky.

You should look at your own mind to see whether it is like that or not.

Being without any view that decisively decides that it is empty,

It is certain that self-originated primal awareness has been clear (and luminous) from the very beginning,

Like the heart of the sun, which is itself self-originated.

You should look at your own mind to see whether it is like that or not.

It is certain that this primal awareness or gnosis, which is one's intrinsic awareness, is unceasing,

Like the main channel of a river that flows unceasingly.

You should look at your own mind to see whether it is like that or not.

It is certain that the diversity of movements (arising in the mind) are not apprehendable by memories,

They are like insubstantial breezes that move through the atmosphere.

You should look at your own mind to see whether it is like that or not.

It is certain that whatever appearances occur, all of them are self-manifested,

Like the images in a mirror being self-manifestations that simply appear.

You should look at your own mind to see whether it is like that or not.

It is certain that all of the diverse characteristics of things are liberated into their own condition,

Like clouds in the atmosphere that are self-originated and self-liberated.

You should look at your own mind to see whether it is like that or not.

- excerpt from
Self-Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness by Padmasambhava, translated by John Myrdhin Reynolds

More here: http://www.mandala.hr/1/self-naked.html






Awareness is all there is. You can't say it comes from anywhere, because it is all that there is. We talk about non-duality. It is never born; it never dies. It is just unceasing. It is constantly and ever and all that there is. Yet, it is no thing that can be grasped in any way, shape or form. It has no beginning and no end, no time, no space. All those things appear in it. They are all things. And things can't grasp what to the thing is no thing. It can't grasp it. It is just like asking 'where does space come from?' when you ask 'where does awareness come from?' Can you find a centre to space? Can you find a circumference to space? Can you postulate anything outside of space? What would it be in? It must be in space! It is the same with awareness. It is everywhere. It is every 'when'. It is all times and all places.

- Sailor Bob Adamson




The only way to renewal lies through destruction.
You must melt down the old jewelery into formless gold
before you can mould a new one.
Only the people who have gone beyond the world
can change the world.
It never happened otherwise. The few whose impact was long lasting
were all knowers of reality.
Reach their level
and then only talk of helping the world.

- Nisargadatta, from
I Am That, posted to JustThis




So blue is the ocean,
Infinite is the mind.
So bright are the heavens,
Luminous is the mind.

Expanse of heaven
Meets with deep blue ocean.
Union at horizon
Takes me beyond breath.

Heaven is bullshit.
And hell the religion of fear.
Man needs no God
Freedom is innate.

- Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, July 13, 1997





 

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