Monday, April 23, 2012

The Inconceivable State of the Tathagatas

When you enter the Tathagata's Inconceivable State of Suchness, various distinctions disappear. What is "mind"? Who exists to be scornful? What can ever threaten you? Is it possible in this inconceivable state to hold a grudge, to take anything "personally?" Is it possible to "hold" anything in this state? If so, what would it be, and why do you want to hold it? Before this, weren't you just like someone dreaming about a scary tiger? When you wake up, you're not dreaming anymore. Dream, tiger, and dreamer, all gone in a flash! All can realize this. It's as close to you as the nose on your face. Welcome everybody! Be cheerful and gentle with each other. Did any Buddha ever "teach" anything apart from this?

Shake the snow out of your hair, and let's build a snowman.

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