2023, October, Issue 66
i like the way huang po expressed it:
if you look upon the Buddha as presenting a pure, bright or En-
lightened appearance, or upon sentient beings as present-
ing a foul, dark or mortal-seeming appearance, these con-
ceptions resulting from attachment to form will keep you
from supreme knowledge, even after the passing of as many
aeons as there are sands in the Ganges. There is only the
One Mind and not a particle of anything else on which to
lay hold, for this Mind is the Buddha. If you students of
the Way do not awake to this Mind substance, you will
overlay Mind with conceptual thought, you will seek the
Buddha outside yourselves, and you will remain attached
to forms, pious practices and so on, all of which are harmful
and not at all the way to supreme knowledge.
the actualization has to transcend the thinking,in real life,in practice,with all the unpleasantness involved ,but also with the miraculous wonders that will happen ,
when the clouds of misunderstanding burst open ,to reveal something very beautiful.
mögen alle wesen erwachen
Beautiful poem. I love the comment "We start seeing how we attach labels and emotional misunderstandings to what we think is reality". That is so much like me and theres where I can give myself genuine bodhicitta and I can have genuine bodhicitta for everyone around me. Thank you for the blessing.
So beautiful! I love this mix of SISU and BODHICITTA 🌸 So funny how we must search outside of the English language for those words 🐸🙏🌈