DriedShitZen - bonus tracks
Chronological order - predates and leads up to the long version
- Buddha was a great Rishi. His comprehensive theory of the cosmos, Dependent Arising, is unmatched for depths and logical rigor.
- With that theory in hand, you can dismiss all metaphysical speculation, all religion, and concentrate solely on ending suffering.
- It's an odd fact that you can be absorbed in Clear Light and fully enjoy the objects of the senses, but you cannot desire them.
- Desire shatters the Clear Light, or at least in an illusory way it does, and plunges you into the anguish of constant attraction/revulsion.
- It's with desire that a "you" arises that seems so defined, so extraordinary, so different from others.
- That "sticking" to particular phenomena is cemented in place by thoughts.
- In fact, your desire energy is extraordinary. "You" in this sense are extraordinary. Your desire is Shakti with an accent mark.
- Do not give up your desire so easily, just because Buddha says you should, or a Zen master says you should.
- Shatter yourself on it!
- Shakti gives you this extraordinary desire. Why? Don't know. Maybe she longs for the itch of Shiva's unshaven face.
- Desire has sprung up everywhere. It has turned into thoughts. In that sense, "duality" is a fact. We are duality. Is this not wonderful?
- Get up at 2:00 AM and do some direct non-conceptual Clear Light realizing. After all, it works best when your thinking-mind is exhausted.
- Buddha's simple meditative technique got muddled in the transmission as the Dharma was ritualized and intellectualized.
- Originally it was probably something like this: Meditating, watch all that arises and falls, including thoughts, desires, sensations, etc.
- Fully see that these impermanent objects, taken alone or in combination, cannot possibly be the "I," the "Atman," the "Subject."
- Fully experience the absolute, shocking "duality" of A) Perception and B) all perceived objects (including the sensory organs, etc).
- I give much credit to @mujaku and his "Dark Zen" collaborators for recognizing all this and clearly stating the case for Atman.
- But grasping at "luminous Mind" as Self, totally distinct from the five skandhas, is just creating another straw dog.
Continued here: Long version
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