The following lessons/meditations were observed by the body/mind during the state of formal sitting:
Emptiness: This body is the dog barking. This body is the children playing. This body is the birds chirping right outside the window. Nothing exists within this body which is special or unique. Everything is dependent upon everything else that exists and does not exist. There is no Nirvana outside this moment of emptiness. There is no enlightenment outside being apart of all that exists and does not exist. self blends and melts into the Self of the universe and non-universe. Death has no unique or special, inherent existence. Death is connected to so many other causes and conditons that it is simply another color in the rainbow. What "we" call "death" is just another wave in the ocean.
There is no end and there is no beginning.
There is simply this.
This body/mind has been meditating upon the Heart Sutra for awhile now, however, "I" do not consider myself an expert or even a teacher of any kind on this matter. However, "I" wanted to share some of the meditations from this morning.
However countless sentient beings are,
I vow to save them.
However inexhaustible the resistance,
I vow to relinquish it.
However many the doors of incarnation,
I vow to enter them all.
However incomparable the highest perspective,
I vow to attain it.
-Peace to all beings-
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Posted by They call him James Ure at 9:54 AM