Theos-World Re: Our imagination
Sep 18, 2006 07:01 PM
> 2. The Buddha said. "Shramanas who have left the home-life cut off
> renounce love, and recognize the source of their minds. they
> Buddha's profound principles and awaken to unconditioned Dharmas;
> 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
> they neither cultivate or certify; They do not pass through the
> and yet are respected and revered. This is what is meant by the
b: What does "unconditioned Dharmas" mean? I am not sure I
understand what it means by "Their minds are not bound 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"
> Vimalikirti Nirdesa Sutra."
> Blanking the mind is when one emptiness all activity of the lower
> thoughts, impressions, transient arisings, reactions, attentions
on the senses of
> hearing, sight, contact etc. The mind must have zero thoughts
> should be "Blank" of content. The screen of the mind is
become "the dark void" as a
> movie theater before the movie starts.
b: I also read warnings about the dangers of trying to have a blank
> A simple Illustrative exorcise;
> clear the mind until it is empty of all thought or content and
> 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"
> 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
> because it is created by direct intention of the Being apart from
> mind of Patanjali. When you see the image of the cat ask
> created that image?"
b: Yes, the difference between the two, the former could be
activity of the mind stuff, or chitta, while the latter, with
intention, it becomes an act of conscious creation on the mental
planes. I think it will be interesting, as you pointed out, to
trace back to the root of some of our thoughts. So many images and
thoughts continually float across our mind screen, although most of
them are stimuli from the external or from the lower planes, but
some could be impressions from the Higher Self.
> Madame Blavatsky also spoke of the "Seed Drop" that her Master
> her that enabled her awakening. And that she was forever grateful
> "Bhija" means "Seed." The Deer brings the Bhija and the Buddha
awakened fully in
> the Deer Park.
b: This is very interesting. Can you give me references so I can
look them up. This demonstrates the power of an idea.
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