In ITs Totality IT is like the Great Void,
Lacking nothing, and not self-indulgent.
When you discriminate, you miss IT,
As such, IT’s Suchness is lost.
Let-go of conditions,
Forget about Emptiness.
Resting serenely in the Unborn,
Dualistic Dreams are long forgotten.
Huang Po once said that people are afraid of emptying their mind lest they plunge into the void, failing to recognize that their own Mind IS the void. This Void of which he speaks is not some objective “other” in the center of reality, directing cosmic traffic around it like a giant black-hole sucking everything in and making it all nothingness. Nothingness is not the Void; the Void is Self-Empty of everything, even the dark pit of nihilism. Within the Great Deathless Void there is no-thing to see, no-thing to perceive, even no self-grasping or self-clinging to any created-thing outside Itself. Discriminate about IT and you will never self-recognize IT, and in doing so ITs Essential Suchness becomes shrouded over with just about anything imaginable. IT is no-part of conditioned-existence; yet at the same time IT is never obsessed with ITs Natural Stateless-State of Sūnyatā—which is really a self-emptying of everything IT is not. The Void-Self is the imagelessness of the Dharmakaya; in this Absolute fashion IT IS the Deathless Void of the Unborn Buddha Mind, which in turn is the Imageless Mind of all Buddhas. Recollecting Mind’s Voidness as such, all dualistic dreams on the playground of phenomena just begin to dissipate on their own, like little children becoming tired of playing their games and returning to the serenity of their Unborn-Home.