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Globality
Issue #15
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Open Globality

WE HAVE COME TOGETHER to find out what we mean by truth, our real nature, globality. This inquiry calls for a certain quality of attention, an attention free from any expectation. It is really a state of not-knowing, where we are simply open. It should also be clear that what we are looking for, we already are. It is completely objectless. Truth cannot be known by the mind and requires a different kind of perceiving than the mind uses. It is not a functional perceiving which is in duality—"I perceive this"—but being the perceiving, where there is only perceiving without any perceiver or thing perceived. In other words, we are the perceiving.

All that can be obtained, perceived, or thought is an object, but we are the subject of all objects. So if we remain in a state of trying to achieve understanding, we will only find an object, and not the objectless truth. This object may be a subtle state, but what we are fundamentally is not a state. In trying to obtain ourselves, we go away from ourselves. When this is understood, our mind is automatically brought to a stop where all the energy used in projecting and attaining is no longer directed, and we find ourselves in non-directional openness, waiting without waiting. This is really the most profoundly relaxed state of the body and mind. We are simply open, open to the unknown. We can never go to it, because there is no one to go, and no where to go. We can never take it, we can only be taken by it.

We are accustomed to using the mind to understand, so we must go to the end of the mind, until it comes to the point of being completely exhausted. In other words, the mind must know its limits. This brings an absolutely relaxed state.

We can only know what we are not, we can never know what we are, because we are the knowing. See in the moment itself how this understanding acts on you: that you can never know it, never represent it; that you can only be it. Then there is a natural and inevitable giving up. It is a transformation of energy. Something happens in your body, in your brain cells, and a moment comes when you know that you are nothing. And you feel yourself in this nothingness. In this nothingness there is fullness.

We have come here together to explore and understand self-knowledge, our real nature. This inquiry asks for an open mind, free from all knowing and expectation. When the mind is free from knowledge and anticipation it is open to the unknown, available to the all-possible.

Let us be knowingly in this openness. It is felt as love.

~

Writing: Open to the Unknown, by -Jean Klein
Art: Charnine

One to One

Maitripa's Song of Mahamudra

Homage to Great Bliss!

MAHAMUDRA IS KNOWING that all things are one's own mind.
Seeing objects as external is just mental projection.
The whole of "appearance" is as empty as a dream.

The mind as such is merely a flow of awareness,
without self-nature, moving where it will like the wind.
Empty of an identity, it is like space.
All phenomena, like space, are the same.

That which is termed Mahamudra,
Is not a "thing" that can be pointed to.
It is the mind's own nature that is Mahamudra [the Absolute State].

It is not something to be perfected or transformed.
Thus, to realize this, is to realize that the whole world of appearance is  Mahamudra.
This is the absolute all-inclusive Dharmakaya [the Ultimate Embodiment of Buddhahood].

Uncontrived and just as it is,
the inconceivable Dharmakaya,
is itself effortless meditation.
Trying to attain something is not meditation.

Seeing everything like space, like a magical illusion,
Neither meditating nor not meditating,
Neither separate nor not separate:
Such is the Yogi's realization.

All virtuous and evil actions
Become liberated through this knowledge.
The sinful defilements become the Absolute Gnosis itself;
becoming the Yogi's friend, this is a fire consuming the forest of trees.

Where then is going or staying?
Who then needs to run to a Monastery to meditate?
If one does not understand this point,
liberation will be but a temporary event.

When the true nature is realized,
one abides in the unwavering state.
Whether or not one is in the state of Integration or not,
There is nothing to be corrected by antidote or meditation.

Whatever arises is devoid of self-nature.
Appearances are auto-liberated into the Sphere of Reality (Dharmadhatu)
Conceptual creation is auto-liberated into Absolute Gnosis (Mahajnana).
The non-duality [of these two] is the Dharmakaya.

Like the flow of a great river,
Whatever occurs is meaningful and true.
This is the eternal Buddha state,
The Great Bliss, transcending the Worldly Cycle.

All phenomena are empty of self-identity,
Wherein even the concept of emptiness is eliminated.
Free of concepts, clinging not to mental projections,
is the Path of all the Enlightened Ones.

For those fortunate to connect with this teaching,
I have uttered these words of heartfelt instruction.
Thus, may all sentient beings become established in Mahamudra.

~

Maitripa's Song of Mahamudra, The Dharma Fellowship
—Art: Vladimir Kush
 

Beautiful Words





 Nirvana

 All is abolished but the mute Alone.
 The mind from thought released, the heart from grief,
 Grow inexistent now beyond belief;
 There is no I, no Nature, known-unknown.
 The city, a shadow picture without tone,
 Floats, quivers unreal; forms without relief
 Flow, a cinema's vacant shapes; like a reef
 Foundering in shoreless gulfs the world is done.

 Only the illimitable Permanent
 Is here. A Peace stupendous, featureless, still.
 Replaces all, —what once was I, in It
 A silent unnamed emptiness content
 Either to fade in the Unknowable
 Or thrill with the luminous seas of the Infinite.


   —Aurobindo

   —Art by: Wivica Furstner

 

Sights & Sounds

Mysterious Ways
Alan Watts
3:33 min


 

Funny One!

One Ringy-Dingy


Lily Tomlin: "Why is it when we talk to God, we're said to be praying, but when God talks to us, we're schizophrenic?"

 

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