The Illusion of Autonomy 7

The Illusion of Autonomy
Oh, now upon returning to the “Waking State” [1] each day (it’s generally called “waking up”), it’s as if there’s automatically a sense-of-self present as soon as you open your eyes eh ? But what’s not seen is that sense of “me” is subconsciously generated, it’s not that it has any power of autonomy at ...

On Self, No Self, and Not-self 2

On Self, No Self, and Not-self
“What does one need in order to be Enlightened ?” asked the disciples. Said the Master : “You must discover what it is that falls in the water and does not make a ripple; moves through the trees and does not make a sound; enters the field and does not stir a single blade of ...

“Dropping” into the Heart ! 10

Ah, I suppose most of us educated in a Western-style Format place (unconsciously) great value on the Intellect yet such Conceptual Prowess is only likely to obstruct any real penetration of the Great Mystery of the Human Spirit eh ? 🙏 The following excerpt (from Page 144) is taken from “ZEN AND JAPANESE CULTURE” which ...

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, ...