Tibetan Buddhism
Excerpts from the
kun byed rgyal po'i mdo (The Sovereign All-Creating Mind, The Motherly Buddha)
The following excerpts from this profound and yet little known Tibetan Buddhist work are included in The Way of Wonder: a return to the mystery of ourselves, by Jack Haas.
“It is worthwhile to rejoice in the way the sentient beings appear as to their form, appearance, and color. ...One rejoices in them due to a method of not-at-all thinking. ...[Then] whatever comes into existence is My wonder. ...This miraculous and wonderful joy rests like the sky in the deedless. ...If you do not perceive 'That' as being different from ignorance, instantly, That comes forth by itself. ...I tell you, do not try to intellectualize this! I recommend that you, oh great bodhisattva, will teach the hosts of retinues in the same way as I taught you.”
“...truth becomes evasive when its meaning should be expressed in words, and the mind's thinking is a total obstruction to truth. …[Thus] if the nature of suchness...is not proclaimed with words and letters, the sentient beings with a capable mind will understand it, and thereby the nature of suchness will appear unveiled.”
“...investigation and meditation are particularly pointless [for realizing] the manifestation of truth...and...the self-originating pristine awareness. ...If no [theoretical framework] is applied...mind will shine forth as [it has been] from the beginning. ...The eye which sees the no-object, sees the wonder. …Who separate themselves from what they hear and what people talk about, they will remain in a state of union with things and Reality, and will be inseparable from them.”
“The great wonders are not difficult [to see]. Through subtleness the understanding of suchness as to all good qualities and forces immediately arises from its own”
“It is a path, subtle and difficult to understand, which is non-speculative and beyond thinking. It is non-existent, imperceptible, and non-conceptual, it is free of all thinking. It cannot be captured in words, free from form and color, it is not an object of the sense faculties. It is firm, difficult to comprehend, and totally inexplicable. ...Through an attitude free of desires...nature is self-perfected. ...and there is no need for [certain] activities, as likewise, the essentials are unagitated, and therefore don't need to be achieved. ...It is a natural knowledge, broad and without boundaries or a center. ...There is no becoming as everything is just as it is. ...A practitioner...who abides in a state of non-conceptual thinking and who [thinks] 'whatever is, is right', this person manifests the [highest]... intention. ...There is nothing else than abiding...in balance, without conceptual thinking. ...There is no need to carry out meditation as Reality is oneself. Do not seek a place of meditation, do not depend on others. ...and do not try to understand intellectually the imperceptible nature. Do not search for Reality in anything else than yourself.”
“Oh great bodhisattva, listen! ...I do not teach that the objects are unrelated to the self because the root of all things is nothing but one self, and therefore it is impossible that the self looks at itself in terms of a doctrinal view. Therefore it is [known as] the teaching 'no contemplation of doctrinal views'. ...I transcend the scope of all sensory perception, and therefore from the primordial, there is no point in theorizing Me or in meditating upon Me. ...no doctrinal view [about Me] should be contemplated upon. Likewise...My true nature lack[s] meaning, so do not reflect upon a possible meaning. ... Unconceptualized I am beyond being an object of thinking. ...The nature of the All-Creating Sovereign, mind of perfect purity, is unborn and of a non-conceptual nature, and from it the various objects come forth as the wonders of origination...of ceaseless creation. ...Oh great bodhisattva, intuit this quintessential point! Because I am totally beyond the scope of sensory perception, I am beyond the scope of the senses, and I do not come through words. My nature is comprehensive and dwells in the empty circle. It is explained as non-conceptual, non-dual, and one from the primordial.”
“Oh great bodhisattva, listen! [My] own being [even] in its variety is not two, but also each part in itself is not...conceptualizable. ...I Myself, the All-Creating Sovereign, teach My own being after I caused it to become apparent. ...The individual actuation lets you see the whole. In such a way My own being is also taught. ...If I, the All-Creating, am not met then all...beings living in this...world will not understand their own being nor their actuating force. ...Therefore they will not see that I, the All-Creating Sovereign and their own being are not different. …For this reason, you must teach My own being.”
The Way of Wonder: a return to the mystery of ourselves, by Jack Haas, is published by Iconoclast Press.
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