Re: Theos-World Re: Our imagination
Sep 18, 2006 05:40 AM
Daniel, Barbara, All,
Here are a couple of indicators:
1. The Buddha said, "Those who take leave of their families and leave the
home-life, who recognize their minds and penetrate their origin, and who
understand the unconditioned Dharma, are called "Shramanas." "
2. The Buddha said. "Shramanas who have left the home-life cut off desire,
renounce love, and recognize the source of their minds. they penetrate the
Buddha's profound principles and awaken to unconditioned Dharmas; They obtain
nothing internal; They seek nothing external; Their minds are not bound by the Way,
Nor are they tied up in karma. They are without thought and without action;
they neither cultivate or certify; They do not pass through the various stages
and yet are respected and revered. This is what is meant by the Way.
Ref. "Sutra in Forty-Two Sections" Ch'an Master Hsuan Hua
One might also read "The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch" and "The
Vimalikirti Nirdesa Sutra."
Blanking the mind is when one emptiness all activity of the lower mind of
thoughts, impressions, transient arisings, reactions, attentions on the senses of
hearing, sight, contact etc. The mind must have zero thoughts arise and
should be "Blank" of content. The screen of the mind is become "the dark void" as a
movie theater before the movie starts.
A simple Illustrative exorcise;
clear the mind until it is empty of all thought or content and is the
dark screen. Now by your own intentional act create and image of a "cat" on the
dark empty screen of the prepared mind. When it is there and is seen as you
create it yourself acknowledge it and know that it was created new in a new
moment of time by you as the Being as an "Intentioned Thought" creation by
intentioned "will" and differs from the transient arisings of the lower mind which
have the characteristic of automaticy and immediate response to the stimulus of
the senses and origination's of the without. This is an intentioned thought
because it is created by direct intention of the Being apart from the conditioned
mind of Patanjali. When you see the image of the cat ask yourself "Who
created that image?"
Madame Blavatsky also spoke of the "Seed Drop" that her Master provided to
her that enabled her awakening. And that she was forever grateful for this.
"Bhija" means "Seed." The Deer brings the Bhija and the Buddha awakened fully in
the Deer Park.
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