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Post by muni on Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:43 am

When the sun's rays strike the snows of a mountain peak, their whiteness becomes even more dazzling. But can yo distinguish the brilliance of the sunlight from the whiteness of the snow?

When you recognize the mind's emptiness, the bliss inherent in it is amplified. It is the bliss of PERFECT FREEDOM, at ease and naturally unhindered. However, it should never be taken as something real to hold on to.

Bliss and emptiness are inseparable. Dazzling though it is, the brilliance of snow is not something you can hold in your hands. Very Happy

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Post by muni on Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:12 am

Analyzes with expensive conceptions will not change the very brilliance. There is nothing there to be apprehend. cheers

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Post by muni on Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:07 am

This is funny. drunken

Now, doesn't anybody want to say, "I didn't hear anything about Buddha-nature in the five skandhas.
Where's the Buddha-nature? Who made that up?" That's the right question. What Buddha-nature? I never said anything about it. Who made that up? What enlightenment? What nirvana? Who made all that stuff up? Is it in us or elsewhere?

How to get from "here" to "there"?
We're all looking for something to hang our hopes on, but when we really get down to the present moment, to our own experience, to clear seeing, we come to what Buddha said:

"In hearing there is only hearing; no one hearing and nothing heard." There is just that moment, that hearing. You might think, "Oh, a beautiful bird." How do you know it's a bird? It might be a tape recorder. It might be bicycle brakes squeaking. In the first moment, there is just hearing, then we get busy, our minds and concepts get involved. The Buddha went through all the five senses. "In seeing there is just seeing; no one seeing and nothing seen." And so on, with tasting, touching, smelling, and thinking. Thoughts without a thinker. In thinking there is just thinking. There is just that momentary process. There is no thinker. The notion of an inner thinker is just a thought.

Like a Star @ heaven We imagine that there is somebody thinking. Like a Star @ heaven

It's like the Wizard of Oz.
They thought there was this glorious wizard, but it was just a little man back there behind the screen, behind the veil. That's how it is with the ego.

We think there's a great big monkey inside working the five windows, the five senses.
Or maybe five monkeys, one for each sense; a whole chattering monkey house, which it sometimes feels like. But is there really a concrete individual or permanent soul inside at all? It seems more like that the lights are on, but no one is home!
Lama Surya Das. _/\_

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Post by LauraJ on Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:30 pm

Like a Star @ heaven We imagine that there is somebody thinking. Like a Star @ heaven

It's like the Wizard of Oz.
They thought there was this glorious wizard, but it was just a little man back there behind the screen, behind the veil. That's how it is with the ego.

We think there's a great big monkey inside working the five windows, the five senses.
Or maybe five monkeys, one for each sense; a whole chattering monkey house, which it sometimes feels like. But is there really a concrete individual or permanent soul inside at all? It seems more like that the lights are on, but no one is home!

Nice metaphor! :hands:

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Post by muni on Mon May 04, 2009 8:16 am

If you are sincerely devoted to "realizing" Buddha Nature, not stick in ordinary goals, then it is not far away, it is within you.

It is here and now. Primordial freshness of the very moment, of the present instant.

It is the innate quality of each and every being. It is our naturally treasure.

Whatever which experience there is, what more then the creativity of mind is there? To not freeze pleasant or painful moments in solid ice, is allowing free flow without trace.
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Post by LauraJ on Mon May 04, 2009 3:09 pm

To not freeze pleasant or painful moments in solid ice

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Post by muni on Wed May 06, 2009 8:44 am

Ngawang Drolma wrote:

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Post by muni on Tue May 12, 2009 8:59 am

No doubt.
Banishing all hope and all fear and aim, and rest in the diamond like certainty that the primordial simplicity of awareness is itself Buddhahood. That is the way to perfect bliss, in which all the qualities of enlightenment will flourish without effort. _/\_

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Post by muni on Tue May 19, 2009 7:47 am

_/\_ _/\_ _/\_

The three kayas or bodies, are aspects or dimensions of Buddha-nature,
which can be considered as one, two, three, four or five bodies. The single body is Buddhahood.
-The two kayas are the Dharmakaya or absolute body and the rupakaya or body of form.
-The three kayas are the Dharmakaya or absolute body, the Sambhogakaya or body of perfect endowment, and the Nirmanakaya or manifest body.

These last three correspond to mind, speech and body of a Buddha and express themselves in form of the five wisdoms.

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Post by muni on Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:58 am

There is the rope what is keeping us in painful delusion which unable us to recognize Buddha nature.

A rope tying a bundle of wood is keeping painfully tension of inherent self and so in duality.
To try to cut that rope is conditioned by concept-action. When the rope its' tension is untied naturally is there no result of intension and so no self-conscious action.

In same way; whatever arises liberates itself as soon as it arises, just like a written word on water need not to be cutted away.

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Post by muni on Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:15 am

Meant intention not intension.

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Post by Gerry on Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:31 am

I really enjoy HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's works. Do you know about "Zurchungpa's Testament"? Absolutely delightful.

Along similar lines from Bön we have Donatella Rossi's "The Philosophical View of the Great Perfection in the Tibetan Bön Religion" It contains translations of two texts from the Zhangzhung Nyan Gyu cycle of Dzogchen - "The Twelve Little Tantras" and "The View which is like the Lion's Roar".

My perhaps ridiculous notion is that we often get glimpses of our Buddha Nature (even those not on the spiritual path) by way of the more beneficial emotions such as love, compassion, equanimity, etc., but moving mind likes to project outward to find a "source". A difficult habit to break often resulting in marriage, wars, you name it.

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