Subhuti asked : ” Is it possible to find perfect wisdom through reflection or listening to statements or through signs or attributes , so that one can say ‘This is it’ or ‘ here it is ‘?” The Buddha answered : “No, Subhuti . Perfect wisdom can’t be learned or distinguished or thought about or found through the senses . This is because nothing in this world can be finally explained, it can only be experienced, and thus all things are just as they are. Perfect wisdom can never be experienced apart from all things. To see the suchness of things , which is their empty calm being , is to see them just as they are. It is in this way that perfect wisdom and the material world are not two, they are not divided. As a result of Suchness, of calm and empty being , perfect wisdom cannot be known about intellectually. Nor can the things of the world, for they are understood only through names and ideas. Where there is no learning or finding out , no concepts or conventional words , it is in that place one can say there is perfect Wisdom .”
“If your everyday practice is to open to all your emotions, to all the people you meet, to all the situations you encounter, without closing down, trusting that you can do that — then that will take you as far as you can go. And then you’ll understand all the teachings that anyone has ever taught.”
Source: Compassion & Generosity | Great Middle Way
Oct 2, 2017
In the practice of compassion and generosity
disciples should be detached.
We should practice compassion and generosity
without regard to appearances, without regard to form,
without regard to sound, smell, taste, touch, or any quality of any kind.
This is how we should practice compassion and generosity.
Practicing compassion and generosity without attachment
is the way to reaching the Highest Perfect Wisdom,
it is the way to becoming a living Buddha.
—Buddha Shakyamuni, Diamond Sutra
The foolish reject what they see,
not what they think.
The wise reject what they think,
not what they see.~Huang Po
Sept 14, 2017
If, to his detriment,
the fool grows in cleverness,
he only destroys his own mind,
and his fate is worse than before.
With thanks to Yvon at ivonprefontaine.com
Source: Pointers to Non-Duality | Teacher as Transformer
When I am mindful and present to the world in its past, present, and future moments the text I live comes to life with new meaning:
Just as the honey is not sweetness,
The words of Wu Hsin are not
However, time spent with these words is like
The aftermath of rain.
In due course, a sprouting of
Understanding will occur and
Will bear fruit at a pace
Outside of one’s control.