Can Non-Dual Perception be Induced ? 6

Ah, now, if you are an Anatta exponent, the notion of an entity-doing-independently is clearly deluded eh ? Not based on Reality-as-it-is !

But being “balanced” (Contemplatively) is perhaps a Skill that is very much a lifelong affair depending on the conditions you are “born” into eh ?

So, you see the image above, picture yourself in a similar position, (sitting) looking outwardly into the Garden … but then it is noticed there is a reflection appearing on / in the glass … pausing as you Breathe, do you see your Chest / Abdomen rising and falling in tune with your Breathing ? Now where is your Attention, where is it felt and sensed ?

Experiment : As your focus is on the reflection, move it to the actual surface of the glass, then to your body AS you breathe … then SLOWLY reverse the steps

Again with each step : where is your Attention, where is it felt and sensed ?

Now perhaps as I do, you’ll experience [1] an apparent “shift” [2] in perception eh ? ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ™ฅ๏ธ

[1] For more experimentation : On Having No Head
[2] Oh, by this I mean the Karmic mind (thinking and conceptualising) falls silent, it suddenly ceases !

6 thoughts on “Can Non-Dual Perception be Induced ?

  1. Reply Simon Aug 4,2021 12:56 pm

    “The mind that turns ever outward will have no end to craving. Only the mind turned inward will find a still-point of Peace” Deng Ming-Dao

    Oh, I suppose you could say the Peace-that-passeth-all-understanding (it being beyond words) is what is found by following the Spiritual imperative : Seek ye first the Kingdom-of-God eh ? ๐Ÿ™

  2. Reply Simon Aug 4,2021 3:51 pm

    “Dzogchen speaks of a state beyond cause and effect. The Natural State is this state beyond the mind. It does not matter to the Natural State whether thoughts arise or not because its nature is unaffected by them. The Natural State is like a mirror and thoughts are like the reflections in the mirror. The nature of the mirror is in no way changed or modified by the reflections” Bon Dzogchen master Lopon Namdak

  3. Reply Simon Aug 4,2021 5:02 pm

    A Short Commentary on the Three Statements of Garab Dorje by H. H. Dudjom Rinpoche

    I. As for the direct introduction to one’s own nature: This fresh immediate awareness of the present moment, transcending all thoughts related to the three times, is itself that primordial awareness or knowledge (ye-shes) that is self-originated intrinsic Awareness (rig-pa). This is the direct introduction to one’s own nature.

    II. As for deciding definitively upon this unique state: Whatever phenomena of Samsara and Nirvana may manifest, all of them represent the play of the creative energy or potentiality of one’s own immediate intrinsic Awareness (rig-pa’i rtsal). Since there is nothing that goes beyond just this, one should continue in the state of this singular and unique Awareness. Therefore, one must definitively decide upon this unique state for oneself and know that there exists nothing other than this.

    III. As for directly continuing with confidence in liberation: Whatever gross or subtle thoughts may arise, by merely recognizing their nature, they arise and (self-)liberate simultaneously in the vast expanse of the Dharmakaya, where Emptiness and Awareness (are inseparable). Therefore, one should continue directly with confidence in their liberation.

    Translated by Vajranatha, Baudhnath, Nepal, 1978

    From : The Golden Letters

  4. Reply Simon Aug 4,2021 5:48 pm

    Ah, but before you get carried away, what must be borne-in-mind is the guiding principle of Anatta [1] fundamental to all this apparent Training because without it, all that is likely to occur is nothing more than your Ego having some “interesting” experiences that will be a further cause of Distraction, just mere Entertainment eh ?

    Now, if you are able to suspend-your-disbelief, can you see the glaring Paradox here ? WHO is being given all these instructions if Anatta really does pertain to “grokking” Reality-as-it-is eh ?

    I suppose it’s like saying you want to be free from desire, but surely the desire to be free from desire is itself just another form of desire eh ?

    Thus, I’m sure you can see why Intellectual Reasoning and Analysis can only get you “so far” !!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Reality AS a Whole

    [1] On Self, No Self, and Not-self

  5. Reply Simon Aug 5,2021 9:11 am

    What the Buddha found :

    153. Through many a birth in samsara have I wandered in vain, seeking the builder of this house (of life). Repeated birth is indeed suffering!

    154. O house-builder, you are seen! You will not build this house again. For your rafters are broken and your ridgepole shattered. My mind has reached the Unconditioned; I have attained the destruction of craving. [13]

    [13] According to the commentary, these verses are the Buddha’s “Song of Victory,” his first utterance after his Enlightenment. The house is individualized existence in samsara, the house-builder craving, the rafters the passions and the ridge-pole ignorance.

    RidgePole Shattered

  6. Reply Simon Aug 5,2021 11:20 am

    Ah, “nothing can be experienced apart from Consciousness”, including I suggest your Body and Mind too … despite all your stubborn denials to the contrary eh ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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