a reply to: Specimen
Well, the mind points at a lot of things... but becomes director of some strange "first person" script when so attached to what is coming in through
camera one and camera two as it flips things upside down and crosses paths. The ear plays editor like no no no my script says this... the tongue lays
caterer no no no my tongue likes this and eww what is that, the nose oh my this smell and that smell... touch being contact, same as the others when
the mind stops taking first person point of view... things start unfolding. Nothing written in the eye, the ear, the nose, the tongue and contact is
just that... always some manner of touch or perception.
So who points when the mind ceases? Karma until it exhausts all of those plot holes one has dug or wormed its way through the book one is writing
until... The End. Of course; that will not sto the one's others have ever wished or cursed on you or dreamed of or planned without you knowing... but
the present moment is always a gift... like there it is; of course detachment is the important art of the process... as it arises and passes into that
impermanence that is very beautiful in and of itself in the moment it is present... as this state of awareness continues, those intentions past will
arise the same as thoughts once did and become more of an echo or shadow from the past... much easier to try to resolve as much of that as possible in
person so and burdens can be come as unladen as a swallow trying to carry coconuts. While it make seem to pack a heavy lunch for such a long distance,
trying to crack it with it's beak would take way longer than stopping along the way.
Of course, there are many levels of heavens and hells... sometimes the more of them you know the less a journey... or perhas longer spent in one than
another... fortunately impermanence something like 454 levels last I read everyone trying to embrace heaven should stop be present and let hell catch
up first that is resolution in my honest opinion. Then Mara or "death" is seen face to face and the sooner one stops and lets that wash over one the
quicker it all clears up... the mind of that past can torture oneself worse than any enemy could ever do but yet it was always oneself doing it with
intent until one grabbed the mind of suffering dragging them around and said with firm resolve STOP! hitched it and dragged it back to one point over
and over, til it is tamed becomes a sharp tool of focus, this leads toseeing things clearly as they are... of course the illusion is all name and form
packed on top of everything the dukka or manure from which we grow... grow another life? Or skewer the mind and have it for lunch? 12 links in the
chain of becoming... all it takes is one to break that driver of life and death at the wheel... then death starts chasing you around beating at you
with the chains of karma like a run away slave.
It takes great purpose and resolve to resolve of course there are two intents, good and bad and intent being karma good leads to better rebirth, bad
leads to deeper hells although in the world of illusion it would seem the opposite. Clear seeing knows better... freely giving what is not needed...
want is a very subtle form of greed, whether intent is good or bad expectation is not freely given, there is some selfish intent involved... it can be
very dfficult in all the assualt one may go through, but mindful of that intent to harm only does them way more harm than any oneself may go through.
As it is hate, and well greed and hate is ignorance and delusion rolled into one... clarity of mind means equanimity a state of balance or neutrality,
some demand empathy even if none has been shown to you by them, mistaking oneself for another, all being mind it is a point of focus... if the mind
points and says anything who is speaking, this becomes profundly clear when a vow of silence is taken after thought has ended.
Tasks... in the Surganama Sutta the Buddha Shakaymuni said not one had ever left, if one was ever present? Same still there... in equanimity tis true
tis true, name and form comes and goes ones one attaches and ones other attaches these are fetters like gulliver in his travels... little nagging
things or thoughts trying to weigh him down... and yet no matter how small or insignificant? He pays them respect and kindness... if ants self aware
and here we are stamping around how unkind to never pay them heed and say I am sorry for feeling so above you to not pay any attention to the life
within you, it is like being a slave in the biblical times carrying burdens building little pyramids... stopping to recall sorry I have killed so many
of you unintentionally mindless one sort of becomes the one that sets them free.
And on and on it goes in awareness it gets clearer and clearer the eye? Easy... the ear? concept very difficult when everything becomes so
overwhelming everything is zen screaming at you... the silverware becomes your master it is almost like all around you force you down into one spot
like gulliver tied down until peace washes over in resolve of equanimity, of course when the eye is clear, and the ear starts to clear where has the
nose been? Boop.
The interesting thing is Janism seems to be the next step further as as in do no harm... not to oneself and not to any others... for the entire path
of mind, speech, and body... in the trikaya. Once ones own mind becomes clear many others form and not form will try to take control over what has
ceased to essentially exist as they used to be perfectly welcome in unawareness... to control to program to have intent both good and bad over one to
trigger for reactions to get their way all and assult on the senses... like a newborn wiggling around grasping like an astronuat loosing it's tether
without a thruster? Just floating around so too can conscious awareness "become" as thats all moments are a constant state of becoming... and those
attached well how slow does one think such move around burdened thusly? How about completely unburned?
Unbound consciousness, of course honesty knows the attachments and well, future can be a direction or simply a wheel spinning... one and the same in
dependent arising. In the trikaya? Which of the three, witness against the other two to bring about such arisings if all is a self... it seems to be
an argument why someone being called "god" required two witnesses to conform such a thing, but it would take one of the three to say truthfully, it is
a conceptual arising and without the senses being clear and unobstructed from attachment bias or illusion can be unclear... so what grasps becomes
cause the effects? What was the intent for the grasping? This is where the pratimoksha for not only lay followers but monks can help in such matters
of ethics, if one even wants to get involved with such things. As an assay in Islam... they say the third person is the devil. Perhaps it is for just
that reasoning of the three worlds... if two are in a perfec accord or agreement? Then who was interfering in the garden of "eden?" becomes an
interesting question to ponder... not really my forte and sorry to have dug it up.