There is no such thing as enlightenment.
Greg Goode wrote:
> There is no such thing as a thing!
So one says, 'The thing is that there is no such
thing as a thing!'
And the other says, 'The thing is
that the thing is that there is
no such thing as a
Infinite regression...and the exploration is
reflected in infinite
way,'absence is a statement of presence AND presence is a
And, the nature of exploring and language is
(en)IN **this** LIGHT **what is**
Illusion and Reality
life looks so real, but is it?
When we watch a movie,
it seems so real to us. We get involved with
the events on the screen.
Suppose there is a power failure while we are watching the movie. We
are suddenly snapped out of the illusion. But we can also close our
and not see the pictures on the screen. We can stay in the
watching the movie. It may go on, but you know it is
By making the mind silent, through concentration and
get the taste of Reality and get out of illusion. Then we
nonduality really is. The movie may go on, but we are no longer
involved in it.
There is no such thing as enlightenment.
A question is an absence that
An answer is
a presence that reveals absence.
The question, 'Who Am
The answer, 'I
Opposites are a polarity. By
itself, each half is unreal,
united in their quiddity, there is
I Am Who
You are all twisting my mind is such weird directions. You run
around the topic saying nothing - oohhh such beautiful
Have you guys read Wei Wu Wei? He made a career out of talking like
that, the presence of the absence and the absence of the presence, etc...
> The question, 'Who Am
> The answer, 'I
That's interesting. Who is giving you that answer? J
......lol, the same one who gave the question.
Yes. Who is giving that
(I don't know is playing second and I
think has been thrown out
of the game.)
Thoughts are an experience whether intense or not. The notion
"intensity" itself requires criteria by which intensity can be
criterion is also in the conceptual realm. All ideas
of reality (intense or
not) depend on the mind only. Therefore giving
up speculation about
perceived reality, one should focus directly on the
perceiver. This is the
direct path and leads to Jnana or
Self Realization transcends thoughts and concepts totally and
revealing Absolute Beauty of the Self, which is devoid of all things
manifests as the Self-Radiance free of any support. The ancients
Sat-Chit-Ananda-Nityam-Poornum for a reason. A person who knows the
Knows that thought cannot reach it no matter how intense and
notions of a "true idea" "false idea" die and vanish like a
Self is neither an experience nor
that which arises from experience and yet
from the perspective of the mind,
it is the purest experience that is
possible. Experience perpetually
and continuously experiencing ItSelf.
It is neither the center nor the
circumference because it is the ultimate
subject. Although it is simple
and obvious to the sage, it has no point of
reference. It can have no
point of reference, as it is its own infinite
This is why
Advaita Vedanta beautifully applies the Neti, Neti, Neti method
and points to
the Silence of the Heart
Love to all
On 2/17/02 at 12:15 PM remezsa wrote:
so real, but is it?
What if life is a series of events?
Judged by the
feeling entity that feels 'separated'?
ºWhen we watch a movie, it seems
so real to us. We get involved with
ºthe events on the screen.
whose behalf are you writing?
I don't get involved in canned pics at
The whole lot (movies) is about faking feelings!
there are so many divorces for instance?
The daily shows of faked feelings
ºSuppose there is a power failure while we are watching the
ºare suddenly snapped out of the illusion. But we can also close
ºeyes and not see the pictures on the screen. We can stay in the
ºcinema without watching the movie. It may go on, but you know it is
Why expose the mind to such faked scenes (movies) in
the first place?
That pleasure could be obtained from that is "THE" illusion
to begin with..
As mammals could be labeled as 'pleasure animals', arguments
Wired to pursue even 'illusory' pleasures...
making the mind silent, through concentration and meditation, we
taste of Reality and get out of illusion. Then we know what
really is. The movie may go on, but we are no longer
The activities of the mind only continue as long as it is thought,
is derived from those activities. That is why meditation and
are 'slow' paths: Until it has become clear
"world" does not add any pleasure, only temporarily
unblocks the door to
happiness, mind will stay in the old groove,
irrespective of the consequences.
I believe what you say here is of utmost importance to beginners
myself!! Thanks for the reminder!!
Obfuscations of saying
> Tibetan Buddhism tells us that the clear light of Rigpa - innate
> spontaneous wakefulness - dawns momentarily for everyone at
the moment of
> death. Anybody who is sufficiently aware can merge
consciously with this
> transcendent pure light at that crucial moment of
Definitely a Great Feat for the "one" who can "do"
this-Laugh! All schools
of Buddhism tell us that this innate awareness
comes and goes all the time
if one can but recognize it. Hard to do-too
obvious, too common, too
> Guenther, one
of the foremost Buddhist scholars of our time, defines Rigpa
> as ecstatic
presence or ecstatic radiance. Think about this a little bit:
not static. Rigpa, innate awareness, is ecstatic radiance. I
> think this
is a very important thought. I'm quoting a respected scholar
> because I
don't want readers to think that I'm cobbling together some
New Age Dharma here.
Yes, always quote a great scholar (or Lama) when you
cobbling together outlandish New Age McDharma. Best
you recognize this
before others do. Great Feat #2.
translation of Longchepa by Guenther -
"Attend to the self-existent
pristine cognitiveness that is with you,
(In which) value-cognition is an
incessant stream because (its) setting has
occurring no depression, no gloominess, no elation,
No attachment, no
striving, free from every movement.
This is the instruction in the most
Being able to follow this instruction-Great Feat #3.
(Dan might care to
What is wrong with any ordinary
expression from any ordinary person in any