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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

There is nowhere outside the Buddha mind (by Huang-po)

This pure mind, which is the source of all things, shines forever with the radiance of its own perfection. But most people are not aware of it, and think that mind is just the faculty that sees, hears, feels, and knows.
Blinded by their own sight, hearing, feeling, and knowing, they don't perceive the radiance of the source. If they could eliminate all conceptual thinking, this source would appear, like the sun rising through the empty sky and illuminating the whole universe.
Therefore, you students of the Tao who seek to understand through seeing, hearing, feeling, and knowing, when your perceptions are cut off, your way to mind will be cut off and you will find nowhere to enter.
Just realize that although mind is manifested in these perceptions, it is neither part of them nor separate from them. You shouldn't try to analyze these perceptions, or think about them at all; but you shouldn't seek the one mind apart from them.
Don't hold on to them or leave them behind or dwell in them or reject them. Above, below, and all around you, all things spontaneously exist, because there is nowhere outside the Buddha mind.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Mahârthamanjarî (by Maheshvarananda)

Only the light of the heart really exists;
in creative activity, it is the agent.
That activity resting in itself is self-consciousness
and its movement unfolds the universe.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

What is God? (by Antonin Gadal)

God is the infinite Light.
The One and the Whole.
He is worshipped under the threefold name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Father is the Absolute Being.
He is the unknown God, inconceivable, intangible.
The disciples ask : Show us the Father !
And Christ answers: “You can see me!”
Man can only see the Father through the Son, in the God-Man, image of his substance, splendor of his glory.
The Father is God veiled in Eternity.
The Son is God visible in time.
The Spirit is God felt in the heart.