Phenomena of the universe, whether of samsara or nirvana, are embraced by mind. They manifest within mind, the vast expanse, but have no substance

The Great Garuda states:

The implications of the threefold encounter-the display that manifests as an objective field of experience can be discerned within the “interval” between sense objects and mind, with nothing that arises being rejected.

Just as myriad dreams are subsumed within sleep, being natural manifestations that are empty and without true existence, […]

They gave no thought to the Universe

Theirs were souls in the making yet, With the deeper lessons of life unlearned; The chords of their hearts were still untouched, The passions of youth in their breasts still burned. They gave no thought to the Universe, They heard no hint of God’s great plan- By most its thought all their hard lives taught […]

Peace and understanding go together and never can be found alone

Those who remember always that they know nothing, but who have become willing to learn everything, will learn it. But whenever they trust themselves, they will not learn. They have destroyed their motivation for learning by thinking they already know. Think not you understand anything until you pass the test of perfect peace, for peace […]

Our centrality in the cosmos – Case of human arrogance

“The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.” – Stephen Jay Gould

Your own thinking has done this because of its power, but your own thinking can also save you from this

The mind that accepts attack cannot love. That is because it believes that it can destroy love and therefore does not understand what love is. If it does not understand what love is, it cannot perceive itself as loving. This loses the awareness of being, induces feelings of unreality, and results in utter confusion. Your […]