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non duality and mindfulness

non duality and mindfulness

Most of us we just don’t even know how to not grasp to begin with. Because the moment we even think of not grasping that is already a grasping. So, the wisdom, when we are talking about the wisdom mind we are talking about nondual mind. A nondual mind is something so alien to us. Most of us we have not even tasted it. Even a fake one. So it is like, how to describe the taste of salt if you have never ever have a salt. Almost impossible. But somehow we know that the nonduality is what we need to establish. Until you do that, you are the victim of, as we talked yesterday, violence, emotion, defilements. And therefore, you will be bound by karma and therefore consequences and therefore samsara. So in order to really get acquainted with the wisdom, the closest thing that is, to the wisdom is actually ???, or mindfulness. This is taught in all the teachings from the Sharvakayana all the way to the Tantrayana. Mindfulness. Of course the word mindfulness gets more and more sophisticated and it has a slight different angle to each different approach. Which is a wonderful thing. So mindfulness is the most important, that is the closest thing to this no grasping, no duality, the view. Now, how do we accumulate this mindfulness. We need to – people like you and me, ordinary beings like you and me – we have no choice but we have to depend on condition. We have to because that is the only language we speak, that is only thing that we have. Conditioning. As I was talking to you with the Zen masters example, a thorn is necessary to take out the thorn. We as a follower of the Buddhadharma, we should do whatever it takes, whatever brings you mindfulness, we should do that. Or we should try to get it. It doesn’t matter it is sticker on your car to remind you the mindfulness. Whether it is an amulet hanging on your neck. If that is reminding you the mindfulness, we should do that. And of all the things that needs to be reminded, what we need to remind to ourself is Triple Gem. As I said yesterday, there is actually whole together a Sutra. If you remember and if you mindful of Triple Gem, then you are actually mindful of basically all the yanas. It is all inclusive.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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bodhicitta and nonduality

bodhicitta and nonduality

Emotions such as love and compassion is something that we can get used to. We can cultivate. We can invest. And then through the love and compassion, because of the sense of empathy, sense of equality, it can bring the understanding of nonduality.
When we talk about bodhicitta, we have to talk about the nonduality. Bodhicitta without the nonduality is not a bodhicitta. Without the nonduality, without that, it is just not possible. It is not possible at all. But the moment you understand the nonduality, or in other words dependent arising, then, you know up to now when we say all sentient beings, when we say all, we have an interpretation of all. What does that mean? All the Chinese, all the Indians. That is already making quite a lot. All the Brazilians, all the Indonesians. So in our mind, all means – you know there is a very good Tibetan word called ???. ???, measureless, it is beyond measure. But the moment we talk about measureless, automatically we think in terms of something big, which is wrong. ??? is not big. All in Buddhism has nothing to do with all, big. Big, infinite. All has to be accompanied with the view, emptiness. If you understand the emptiness, the meaning of the all has changed. So then when you know these things, then bodhicitta, which is the mind to help all sentient beings, is not an idealistic Lala Land policy. It is doable. If you do for one minute, it has an one minute success. If you do it for one month, it has its own month effect.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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