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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

All Is an Illusion

Empty and calm and devoid of self
Is the nature of all things.
No individual being
In reality exists.

There is no end or beginning,
Nor any middle course.
All is an illusion,
As in a vision or a dream.

All beings in the world
Are beyond the realm of words.
Their ultimate nature, pure and true,
Is like the infinity of space.


James's coment: I find so much solace in the Prajnaparamita. It is like breathing in pure oxygen when one is having an asthma or panic attack.

Breathing in, I have arrived.
Breathing in, I am home.

-Peace to all beings-

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bohemiantroubadour said...

What a bunch of bullshit!!!

alwaysdare said...

Why do you say that bohemiantroubadour?

Anyway, I think it is definitely true and a peaceful thing to read--good post :)

"James" said...


Thanks for visiting and I'm glad that you too find some truth and peace in the prajnaparamita as well.

Be well.

isaiah said...

"No individual being
In reality exists."

Yes- as soon as the illusion is seen for what it is, one cannot help but fall in love with everyone and everything that is-

Why are we afraid to say to one another, "I Love You"? We enjoy the illusion.

I Love You James-

"James" said...


I agree with you. I do not know why so many are afraid to send their love out to others. I love you too!!!!!

Blow'n in the wind said...

Once we know that no 'other' exists, love is autimatically present.

To say, "I love you", implies that there are two (not one).

So, is it honest to say, "I love you" when really you know the truth to be, "I love" ?

I know that,"I love", but not the object, that is the changing illusion.

"James" said...


Excellent point.

Peace to you.

wakawakwaka said...

but if all is an illusion then wouldnt the poem also be an illusion and therofore self-refuting and irrational?

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