Posts Tagged ‘Absolute Reality’

The wrong and right self

As a student of the Buddhadharma, you should devote all your time and energy trying to find your right self. You cannot ever find the nirvanic light of absolute reality in the wrong self. Whether you walk, you breath, you talk, sleep, or meditate in a position of motionlessness, or perform a few or many rigid rituals of self-purification, all these conditioned permutations are nothing but actions of your imagining mind, which carries an awesome animative power where primarily thought is its directional Read more [...]


33. Q: What does it mean when a sutra discusses “the twenty-five elements of existence"? A: This indicates the nature of undergoing future rebirth or incarnations within the six realms of impermanence. Because of a delusion-filled existence during their life-cycles sentient beings become heavily laden with all manner of karmic aftereffects, and thus experience future rebirths commensurate with these karmic ramifications—reincarnation. However, if in one’s present life-cycle one is determined Read more [...]

Tozen: Entrance into the Absolute Reality of your True Self

If you focus on what is Mind Only, eg. Mind Unborn, no one can teach you anything of value outside the complete preview of this Mind. Thus, your ability to awaken into the true reality of this Mind, which is perfectly unborn, is determined by the undivided power [bodhi] of your focus [Samadhi] on its pure self-nature [svabhava]. When all conditions, arisen since time immemorial, for perfect awakening [into its true uncreated essence] are met, the smallest ripple in the changing continuum Read more [...]