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Re: Theos-World Re: Our imagination

Sep 18, 2006 05:40 AM
by samblo

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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