a reply to: Whatsthisthen
Well where you place it there it is... of course if what you look at has no concept in emptiness... and is simply seen as form; then it is, and yet it
is not... simultainiously.
So if you look at an object do you think what it is? Or is it just what it is?
One fine practice one can do with a friend to reach emptiness on an object is to sit there, and name back and forth all possibilities of the object
possible. Eventually both will find the object simply an object with no other thing arising... of course all things will be of the very same nature...
then if you look at that object later it is and it isnt all of those things... so the mind has no need to label such and where could you possibly
place it when every form is emptiness? It is just the mind unbound, and undiffentiated in experience of form... of course that is to achieve clear
seeing... there are 4 other senses to perfect.
But at such stage of one conquered it is concidered full enlightenment as detachment continues unbated regardless of practice or not... it simply
arises and passes, arises and passes... and it simply is and needs no definition, name or form for being to occur, such is the state of nirvana when
one detaches from form it will be the full culmination of buddhahood yet no different than that of buddhahood already, yet it is taken as form... it
is not oneself but simply an arisings of concepts people accept, expect, and assume are reality.
So in empathy, one points the way the best they can with a lamp that has no light to shed anothers darkness. If one at such a stage has a form that
can be experienced, it is only due to others attachments... those attachments can be very painful, or very happy in nature but it is not an experience
one themselves feel it is the feeling of others no oneself yet are oneself because they are responsible for your existence maintaining form...
Of course many times they need redemption or whatever to make peace as if one has died and it is only how they remember you that gives rise to ones
manifestation... if one has said a finality then there is nothing left to be said, and ones karma becomes their own fruit. Of course that does not
mean they will not think about one having thus gone, until they have gone. Of course they continually seal their fate by their karma with each
interaction by their intent for it's manifestation.
So bound by others? One may as well be a ghost and the only chains rattling are their own as it is their responsibility to take to the task and free
themselves from the suffereing they continually produce and cultivate. So immortality can be achieved and yet it is no different than being what
people want or expect... but of course some manifestations are not oneself so one can exist everywhere and yet no where all at the same time. But with
clear seeing and no coming and going? Which manifestation is real... it's like being an imaginary friend yet not so imaginary in the infinite
universe... when there is a time for the real one to manifest it does, the order is of course by and to those with the stringest attachments...
obviously, family and friends that one has previously met before such a time as another person knows them in said space and time... even though it may
already occur as an emmination in the future real or imagined? The possibility exists... so if the emmination is desired for violence then they get to
act out their violence so they can achieve some sort of happiness on a thought form they created in the first place, no more real than the conceptual
people are already attached to as a being.
Of course when one chooses to go somewhere by volition they can take whatever form or do take whatever form people most expect or one self chosen...
this actually occurs in many people not even aware of it even existing... in such a manner one can know all parts of someone in relation to others as
a facet instead of a whole, yet see the whole... some may concider such omnipotience, but since such a thing is conceptual attachments... it is an
abuse of power or siddhi one must lay down as a subtle attachment to form... this of course can be chosen as the bodhisattva path. I consider The
Dalai Lama one of my spiritual teachers so of course there is teaching of that path to learn such that arises and of course there is my abbot but his
path is different in tradition and does not seek to be a bodhisattva but is an arhat so... I'm just riding along in my automobile.