Posts Tagged ‘delusion’

Who, what are you?

  Can you view yourself as one whom has come to know their own true nature? One, whom has gone beyond the senses, whom in the gracious body of the Mind´s true light transcended any and all views or the most intense mortal descensions? One whom stepped into a pure, unborn reality of the Mind Where YOU, yes, the true YOU... are completely, perfectly and incandescently content, with that most luminous nature of your own True Self? -- If you apply the haze of existence or non-existence to Read more [...]

The Worm of Attachment

Michael Page “There is not one among the good teachers from ancient times up to the present who hasn't said that there is no Buddha existing outside of the mind. Though it is clear from this that all phenomena are delusion, I am not able to let go of the belief in the existence of phenomena. Is this a result of lingering habits from my mind?"  Bassui: "You are unable to dismiss lingering habits simply because you are not looking into your own nature. If you clearly penetrate this truth Read more [...]

The True Body of the Precepts

Questioner: "If the essence of all the Buddha's teachings were contained in the practice of looking directly into one's nature and attaining Buddhahood, wouldn't that make the formal practice of keeping the precepts meaningless?"  Bassui: "Keeping or violating the precepts is prior to the division of things and ideas (matter and mind)—when essence and form were part of one vehicle. Having not yet seen into his own nature, a person sinks in the sea of passion and discrimination, killing Read more [...]


The grand-finale of Tsung-mi’s Chan Prolegomenon is a testament to his analysis and paraxial methodology of laying side by side the modes of delusion and awakening within Mind’s Dynamic-Nature. Although there’s an apparent contradiction within Mind’s bifurcation between denizens of the six-realms of karmic-existence and the Noble One’s of the Blessed three-vehicles, in actuality both are part and parcel of the One Luminously-Pure Sphere of the Dharmakaya. Peter N. Gregory expounds: Tsung-mi Read more [...]

(31) False Face

It can fairly be stated that, the more you get involved in worldly matters, the further you are from the Truth. The more engrossed your mind becomes in physical, mental and psychic matters, all which shuts out the sublime light of the Unborn Mind, the lesser able you become in terms of breaking free from this prison world you have chosen to inhabit. In the blazing reality of Spirit there can be no compromise; you cannot serve two masters, for you will end up failing both, or being absorbed by Read more [...]

(28) Thunder on a Drop of Rain

Every generation is doomed to fight its own ignorance; suffer the loss of the same old illusions and learn the same old lessons on its own. Ignorance can only be concealed, by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by ignorance. To lie to yourself or to others is to divide the incoming light of the absolute into two or more, thus obstructing thyself from the healing light of the one and undivided. Thus, it is the duty, of a noble awakened one, not to be on the side of such ignorance Read more [...]

Ascending the Bhūmis

SEVEN: ASCENDING THE BHŪMIS As the garbha-child lay contemplating the awe and beauty of Arya Tārā’s Noble Dharma-Realm, Blessed Vajradhara appeared and produced a Ten-Prong Vajra—one with his face materializing at its hub… The bodhichild began to reach out towards this shining ideation as Vajradhara’s face smiled approvingly; as he did so the Vajra began to vibrate at an incalculable speed as it displayed a wide-array of colors… As if on cue, Mahasiddha Acintapa Read more [...]

Practice Makes Perfect

(Haskel) To practice is hard  "Even among those in the assembly now who acknowledge what I say, there are some who merely teach the Unborn with their mouths and don't continually abide in the Unborn, people who only know about the Unborn, people of merely intellectual understanding. From the standpoint of the Unborn, intellectual understanding too is empty speculation, so you can't say such a person has conclusively realized the Unborn. When you come right down to it, this kind of approach Read more [...]