The Map Is Not The Territory ! 2

The Map Is Not The Territory !
Ah, so how is it our own Minds seemingly deceive us into a mis-understanding of how “Reality” really is eh ? For instance, when you are introduced to a person, you may try to remember “This person is called Tashi”. When you meet the person for a second time you may wonder “What is this ...

The Nonduality of Samsara and Nirvana 3

The Nonduality of Samsara and Nirvana
ANALOGIES THAT ILLUSTRATE SAMSARA Six analogies illustrate the nature of Samsara : Like someone who appears in a magical illusion, none of samsara has true existence. Moreover, like myriad dream images, your perceptions are based on confusion. Like the moon’s reflection in water, nothing that manifests has an independent nature. Like clouds, pleasure and pain, ...

The Superfluousness of Gab ? 5

The Superfluousness of Gab ?
Ah, I’m quoting the following passage (somewhat with tongue-in-cheek) as it seems fairly apropos with Global Politics nowadays eh ? It is from the book Ask the Awakened: The Negative Way : Golden Silence The faculty that distinguishes man from all other animals is that of speech, and he makes use of it with the ...

“Relative Truth” is Ignorance ? 1

From : “Lopon Tenzin Namdak – Bonpo Dzogchen Teachings” Without there being any certain solid objective reality out there in space, still we grasp at perceptions of the world as if they are real. Perceived objects do not exist inherently, but we do perceive them as if they exist objectively. This is Relative Truth. External ...

On the The Snake / Rope Analogy 1

On the The Snake / Rope Analogy
Oh, now, I am writing this post as I hope it will perhaps illuminate for you why the “Emptiness” teachings are of paramount importance with regards to Buddhism … especially the “emptiness of self” which, probably, from a conventional “western” POV sounds totally implausible or simply Crazy eh ? LOL !!! 😀 It may even ...