When the adept’s perceptional faculties are regenerated, all discursive associations dissolve away like shadows disappearing into the deepening twilight. One awakens beyond the mundane affairs of the heavy-laden body consciousness into the boundless miracle of the deathless principle. There is no turning back; if one were to rekindle just one former attachment, then sweet union with the unborn is lost. All one need do is to allow this regeneration of one’s former pattern of existence to emerge. To paraphrase a familiar spiritual proclamation, “And I live, now not I, but the Unborn Spirit liveth in me.”
When this spiritual regeneration occurs, one is freed from all skandhic shackles and stands naked on the imageless terrain of deathlessness. The adept now begins to put to rest any further dialectical doubts: does this union with the Unborn in this transcendent dimension differ from union with It in the midst of one’s daily activities? Indeed, how can one be united with the Unborn in the daily events of life and not, at least in some measure, also being united with IT as It Is In Itself?
There is no bifurcation here: the awakening of the spiritual regeneration empowers the adept to see Reality (dharmadhatu) through the Very Eyes of the Blessed One and no longer through the constricted and dualistic lens of the body consciousness. There is no longer samsara or nirvana, enslaved mind or awakened bodhisattva, male or female, for all is One in the Sacred and Undivided Splendor of the Unborn.