It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Liberation and the bardo of constant becoming

page: 1
6

log in

join
share:

posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 02:56 PM
link   
It is said that "mind" is Buddha or awakened awareness; free from the concepts that bind.

What is it that binds? The fetters that one attaches too that demands an ego must exist in the "I think therefore I am" business.

While that may be a reality? It is a tree of knowledge it is a work of life instead of life itself.

We have what is known as the micro-cosim and macro-cosim the gross from and the subtle form being and emmination.

So what do we have going round and round in this inner and outer one calls a "self" the same thing... what is the differentiation that there is a differerence in inner and outer? Concepts, knowledge... this is conscious grasping at a gross reality by giving such name and form. In this formation there is contact with the sense consciousnesses. The eye a consciousness, the ear a consciousness, the nose a consciousness, the tongue a consciousness, touch a consciousness, and finally "mind" as consciousness.

So does the inner reflect the outer; and if so how does it reflect the outer? Is it constantly fighting and grasping internally at the external? Concepts are an apparent reality one agreed on to climb all over as conceptual thought bubbles in an agreement to communicate.

Does a word need to be said in communication?

No despite the various names this is the same and only needs to be seen; this is simply knowing in awareness.

So what good are words and knowledge?



Consider this image of what can be bought and what cannot; to understand freedom in work and not one of slavery. Many people enjoy sweeping others digging etc any job there is someone or a group that likes doing whatever that is... those that do not have a passion or enjoy what that work is? Can be said to be out of a natural balance; what causes this natural balance to be imbalanced?

The inner coming into conflict with the outer... the outer has expectations and assumptions on what qyaolity of life means as status, caste, class etc. but that is not where true wealth lay... does the peacock display wealth or just plummage; it has been taken as a sign of wealth to display those feathers, but they mean more to the bird as defense to maintain life than one of status that we have placed on it with concept... the same can be seen or mirrored as a trope throughout all of human history.

So we have life as an undenible reality existing in many forms known and unknown; some need not be spoken of like the fruit to simply know. Discrimination in the consciousnesses of the eye, ear, nose, tongue, or touch is due to a mind full of poison instead of life. The three poisons from that grasping are: Greed, Hate, and Delusion: The entire spiral of grasping in selfish desire whether good or bad can be summed up as Ignorance. The grasping at self desire or ego is the darker spiral, the grasping at desire for others is the lighter spiral. Both are duality where intention are involved; doing such builds karma or the cycle or spiral never ending of cause and effect due to those attachments of ego.

Born of intent one dies by intent.

Becoming happens moment to moment in awareness. For awareness; the eye can simply see and know without plucking the throat to say to strumming the eye to repeat it inside the micro-cosim as "fruit". When the senses become clear just the same as simply knowing? This is awareness from direct experience; the hand knows how to scratch so well? It does it without prompt; breath, heart beat the same way.

Death is due to birth or becoming; now graspig at this... now grasping at that, picking and forming karma in the way of intention. Purposelessness is not the same as intentionlessness. Awareness when all of the senses become clear with no grasping or attachment to the ego internally it is also transformed externally as the very same. Rectifying inner and outer is still a fight of duality; so instead of fighting? It is best to simply know in awareness by teaching compassionate wisdom instead of spreading the ignorant poisons of concepts that tear down in greed, hate, and delusion instead of build.

Dream within a dream... asleep the inner echoing outer, is just that a "mind" muddy and muddled in that reflection not oneself but taken as oneself. The ego sleeps and dreams and builds and tears down based on that elaborate makyo or dream; either the oes accepted or given as reality simply because that is always how it has been and yet most in ignorance do not know why; some say oh you don't need to know or introspect or seach out the why, this perpetuates ignorance without the simply knowing... it enslaves instead of frees, it build hive minds, groups and conglomerates to debate and delegate, instead of liberate the consciousness from the very poison put into it.

System after system of programming to perform a function; when it is not one that others expect or want, then the hive attacks out of their own grasping and desire for an ideal. In the animal world such as insects then they move as one mind in a totalitarian focus like the hive swarms around a queen no matter where she goes. Fame is a similar thing; to where all possibility of privacy can be and is removed; in a sense with the way that mass surveilance is being used worldwide? Everyone is understanding what being a public entity is as "famous" infamous? Well, it is only a matter of time until what one is trying to hide comes to the surface.

With a facade? Bad thing woithout one? Good thing. However when personal relationships have consented with each other for whatever act? The third party sticks the nose in like a third wheel... the only reason for this is law to remove the 1st party said this and 2nd party said that and no one else could be a witness to know; so morality laws try to place that thing into law itself and has instead of ethical law... so it all has become muddled. So many different moral laws and thoughts that even those practicing them with vows cannot live up to them all and also societies, families etc. expectations and assumptions that not only one will but also magically know them as well.

So that is basically a bit of how it got there from animism the mirror of animism the idea that we can police eachother into a hive like insects into some fluid hive mentality where the ideology is the queen itself with no queen sitting to take responsibility. Some corporations and government entities are ran in the same manner; no-one is to blame because no one has the position to fall or be brought to justice for any crimes... all is comparmentalized on a need to know basis then when scandal hits? It is step down and move to the side and corruption continues on. That is the example of the TBTF(Too Big To Fail) model of crony capitalism and shifting dollars etc. for whatever unseen and unknown reasons taking place.

CONT>>>>




posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 03:38 PM
link   
So knowing is that essence without words without symbols and without any need to convey such to another. This is knowing the self or being in simple awareness without having a self or ego present; as "mind" is not the brain and not the body; the conceptual takes and mistakes that as being the case; locked into programming of an ego self as an I... instead of simply flowing on and on as simply awareness... such a state is termed enlightenment. It is the primodial state or ground of being; before any of these concepts were made manifest.

It is like completely wiping a disk back to blank and yet; all still occurs and can be can be performed by eye, ear, nose, taste, or touch by simply contact and the mind remain unborn, unmade, and unmanifest and simply is; the rest is suchness or characteristics that hav qualities also known and unknown yet it is possible to also become aware of those by a simple shifting of the eye, the ear, the nose, the tongue and touch or simply all of that is contact in an omnipotence.

Such is not an easy path as all attachment much fall away inner and outer in the self/other duality that grasps concepts as real instead of bubbles of thought that consciousness has created or fashioned in the conglomerate known as "life" from a time without recorded begining nor end. Nirvana is that flow of being as awareness or the unwritten mind of being.

Birth without birth is why this is called the immortal womb; it is not created so how can it be concieved of? It is not tangible so how can it be grasped? It has no self so how can it be defined other than awareness?

Such has to be drectly experienced as being but it does not require anyone to go anywhere or do anything other than simply BE. Sitting is sitting... that is meditation anything else occuring other than sitting? Breathing?

Lets look at Death:


Signs of death or strong indications that a warm-blooded animal is no longer alive are:

1. Respiratory arrest (no breathing)
2. Cardiac arrest (no pulse)
3. Pallor mortis, paleness which happens in the 15–120 minutes after death
4. Livor mortis, a settling of the blood in the lower (dependent) portion of the body
5. Algor mortis, the reduction in body temperature following death. This is generally a steady decline until matching ambient temperature
6. Rigor mortis, the limbs of the corpse become stiff (Latin rigor) and difficult to move or manipulate
7. Decomposition, the reduction into simpler forms of matter, accompanied by a strong, unpleasant odor.

Problems of definition: The concept of death is a key to human understanding of the phenomenon. There are many scientific approaches to the concept. For example, brain death, as practiced in medical science, defines death as a point in time at which brain activity ceases. One of the challenges in defining death is in distinguishing it from life.

As a point in time, death would seem to refer to the moment at which life ends. Determining when death has occurred requires drawing precise conceptual boundaries between life and death. This is difficult, due to there being little consensus on how to define life. This general problem applies to the particular challenge of defining death in the context of medicine.

It is possible to define life in terms of consciousness. When consciousness ceases, a living organism can be said to have died.

One of the flaws in this approach is that there are many organisms which are alive but probably not conscious (for example, single-celled organisms). Another problem is in defining consciousness, which has many different definitions given by modern scientists, psychologists and philosophers.

Additionally, many religious traditions, including Abrahamic and Dharmic traditions, hold that death does not (or may not) entail the end of consciousness. In certain cultures, death is more of a process than a single event. It implies a slow shift from one spiritual state to another. Other definitions for death focus on the character of cessation of something. [clarification needed] In this context "death" describes merely the state where something has ceased, for example, life. Thus, the definition of "life" simultaneously defines death.


Notice the paradox? Life simultaneously defines death; and that rigging it to consciousness? Is not a death but a transition or a phase of becoming.

So now one can clearly see; hopefully that becoming is the essence of life/death itself. Moment to moment in awareness... what does one grasp onto? There is your awareness your being of attachment to concepts.

One is not inside the body; one is manifesting a dream outside of the body creating a bubble "you" where ever that is; so are you present washing dishes? Or are you thinking about Tahti a term paper or whatever else? If not having a mind full of dishes by being clearly present and awake washing them? Then you are creating a dream and a manifestation self or being and no dwelling in realty but asleep creating a reality an external mirroring the internal.

So mind focused and not attached; then it is simply doing and simply present in awareness; this is boddhi-chitta or awakened mind in action. Practice makes such a state a constant in being as the clear light of awareness. This is the reason and why of manifestations they only exist because unconsciously one was creating them in a dream state instead of reality. The unawkened mind is cause for war and chaos and duality, where the awakened mind does not create such bubbles... the reason is because it brings suffering to the world; or poison to the being as an infection instead of the medicine. Being the medicine is self administraition in restraint.

Restraint as a medicine; meditation focus, samadi awareness in one pointed concentration... what about bliss? One leaps off of all awareness of eye, ear, nose, tongue, touch and experiences being... any grasping by self or other during such and "pop" back into the world of duality again... why? Karma one is still defiled by intention or graping at concepts of being, if not by oneself? Other.

Then christianity borrowing the concept of Inanna or Ishtar for the concept of Christ as Easter

Matthew 10:29
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.

The other that has a connection with you; is what carries ones consciousness or KA in the classical sense; as archtyped by Sumerian Goddess Inanna (Ishtar)
"My father gave me the heavens,
gave me the earth,
I am Inanna!

Kingship he gave me,
queenship he gave me,
waging of battle and attack he gave me,
the floodstorm he gave me,
the hurricane he gave me!

The heavens he set as a crown upon my head,
the earth he set as sandals on my feet,
a holy robe he wrapped around my body,
a holy scepter he placed in my hand.

The gods are sparrows, I am a falcon."

Notice the yoke to realise "KA" is in her hand:



The yoke? Why the yoke? Nothing to do with eggs unless cracking zen koans or making breakfast and yet it does... as yoking ones focus to a single point or "mind" that is not mind but just concepts floating and dreaming alseep taken as a self or mind.

Attachment discriminates creates a duality from attachment to concepts and ideas as perfect and imperfect; and reacting in such a manner? One is but a sparrow.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 03:53 PM
link   
That is not to say one life in the great balance of equanimity as one's heart is weighed by a feather as more valuable than another; except where? In the eyes or attachment in the heart or mind of another... it may sound like non-attachment is a self mortification that is only a mortification of a body not a self, those impression that would cause one to do harm to a self or other is due to those karmic impressions from intention. Those dreams and not reality those conceptual bubbles that pop and come flooding back in many unexpected ways.

The ground of being is unplowed, untilled and there is no sword to make into a plowshare or shear to cut it as that duality has been lay to rest... however when ignorance raises it head it is cut off so swiftly that the strike was not even noticed.

Others that have gone before or thus gone are protectors of the way; and all along the path in hells, heavens, in that of ghosts, demons, gods, humans and animals? There is always a chance to pick up the path of awareness as those are also created by the same bubbles in acceptance of that as a reality by the very grasping as real tangible and existant. Hell can appear right before the eyes as compassion sees a sparrow laying on the ground and ones heart fill with pitty and thus it's released energy enters and helps guide on the way.

So the spiral in and out of all of those realms continues on round and round, and freedom of that cycle is an imperitive so that suffering ends. Death is suffering, birth is suffering, ignorance of the entire cycle is suffering... so out of compassiona and empathy? Point to the very heart of the matter and the mind asleep or not takes notice and change occurs.

Change is always occuring in impermanence; it is always in cycle and transition from one form into another, in constant decay or cycles of becoming... the human realm is said to be the easiest cycle to realize this unspoken and yet oh so wordy truth. That all of the other chasing does not do much to liberate... however that KA becomes and it is KARMA or the vehicle into which that intention carries as energy itself for each incarnation in that spiral.

Awake means free to travel in and out of all of them at will, create or manifest as many dream bodies as required to teach those in the cycle even in the heavenly realms forget such a thing over time, because there is so much ease so much manifested without any need, and yet a want or desire is still present as a hunger and in such a manner of heedlessness to other forms of life? One can fall directly into a hell as a hungry ghost.

As esoteric as this may seem; that is none of my concern for simply knowing takes no word at all, the same as learning also requires nothing but simple contemplation and the time to do it.



new topics
 
6

log in

join