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Lying On the Couch of Unitary Thusness

Today’s Blog-Title comes from Wŏnhyo’s opening comment to his exegesis on the Fourth Chapter. “When bodhisattvas cultivate contemplation and gain nonproduction, they thoroughly penetrate to the fact that sentient beings are originally calm and quiescent, which is their original enlightenment. Lying on the couch of unitary thusness, they benefit sentient beings through this original inspiration.” [ibid, pg. 137] Wŏnhyo assures that this is a most beneficial enterprise—one that shatters “the great dream of deluded [consciousness—inclusion mine] and conceptions.” Once all delusional episodes are shredded, one rests in calm equipoise on the velvety couch of unborn quiescence. read more

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