Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Five Satoris

-Satori of realizing that original mind is distinct, separate from all its perceived objects, birthless, deathless (this is usually called kensho)

-Satori of finding that phenomena as such are void, beyond intellectual postulation, boundless (this is usually called wu, satori)

-Satori of knowing that mind though mysterious and dark is also luminously brilliant -- everything one sees, hears, tastes &c. appears in and by it, is it (a further kensho beyond the first big satori, also known as jeweled mirror samadhi)

-Satori of suddenly experiencing the Emptiness of both forms and emptiness, the Mind-Seal itself (Kyoge Betsuden, the treasury of light wedded to unfathomable space. Thisness!)

-Satori of dropping any intellectual contrivances or distinctions between original mind and the physical world of stark baseless appearances on naked space ("shedding shed," Daigo, coming back to sit in the dust and ashes)

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