pure vision

pure vision

Question: The question is about pure vision. Rinpoche has taught somewhere is to look at things without any dualistic mind. But at this moment when we have already dualistic mind how do we go back to pure vision?

That is a good question. We can begin with thinking no matter how you see the vision, educate yourself that it is: That’s how I think. If you can manage to do that ninety percent of the pure perception is done. Because many times we don’t that that is not how I think but that is how it is in real. That is already a big humility. Buddha’s own cousin, Ananda, without him most of the sutras we don’t have. And he begins the sutras saying: Thus have I heard. Such a humility. Which means how I heard, I could be wrong, somebody may have heard it differently This is how I have heard. It would be very arrogant for him to say: This is what Buddha said. But he didn’t say that. He said: Thus have I heard. Not only that he said at one time, at one place, indicating Buddha may have said something else to a different place and different time. But his humility is balanced with his confidence also. He said immediately after that. There was so and so Arhat and so and so Bodhisattvas and Mahasattvas and all of that. So he is bringing the witness.