The more the whole self is involved, the realer one’s self is

Clearly, in the particular world we actually inhabit instinct and intuition are as essential to each thought, word, and deed as are sensation, emotion, and the intellect. Reason is as crucial to the poet as it is the philosopher, the sexual impulse is as necessary to the mother as it is to the lover. From Read More …

The great matter of life-and-death

To seek to know ourself is the inevitable will of the living. But those with Eyes that see themselves are few: buddhas alone know this state. Others, non-Buddhists and the like, vainly consider only what does not exist to be their self. What buddhas call themselves is just the whole earth. In sum, in all Read More …

Our mind is not out to mug us

From the nondual perspective, our subjective capacities for knowledge or experience, and the objective elements that are known or experienced are a single unified reality. This mind (or Buddha) that sees, hears, smells, tastes, feels, and thinks, is the myriad dharmas that are seen, heard, smelled, tasted, felt, and thought. This mind/the myriad dharmas is Read More …