Diamond Sutra, Tathagata, not a system of teaching

The Lord Buddha then warned Subhuti, saying, Subhuti, do not think that the Tathagata ever considers in his own mind : I ought to enunciate a system of teaching for the elucidation of the Dharma. You should never cherish such a thought. And why ? Because if any disciple harboured such a thought he would […]

mythical thinking even when it raises the question of origins as such, has a free selection of causes at its disposal.

For the mythical imagination there is no separation of a total complex into its elements, but… only a single undivided totality is represented— a totality in which there has been no “dissociation” of separate factors…. Whereas empirical thinking is essentially directed toward establishing an unequivocal relation between specific “causes” and specific “effects,” mythical thinking even […]

You are imputing duality where there is none, imputing ultimate and conventional. That is delusion

The essential nature that is the basis lacks the conventions of both unawareness and primordial wisdom. Developing realization of this base and excellent insight into it is conventionally designated as “wisdom.” Not understanding, not realizing, this very base at any time is conventionally designated “unawareness.” There have never been two independently existent things in one’s […]

In the ocean of naturally occurring timeless awareness, any thoughts stirring in the conceptual mind are golden fish swimming in that ocean.

Whatever arises does so as the display of natural dynamic energy arising within the scope of awareness (like waves on water) or as movement within its naturally unsullied state (like fish swimming in the ocean). To engage in that movement without viewing it with any bias is “uninterrupted openness in which things simultaneously arise and […]

The soul is judged or rather judges itself by choosing

O nobly born, the time has now come for thee to seek the Path. Thy breathing is about to cease. In the past thy teacher hath set thee face to face with the Clear Light; and now thou art about to experience it in its Reality in the Bardo state (the* intermediate state* immediately following […]