(parts of this chapter were posted previously, here, here, and here) All About Emptiness… (from Heruka Chakrasamvara) A Buddhist Example We can find many examples we can use to contemplate Emptiness... a book, our laundry… This example comes from traditional Tibetan Buddhist iconography. Some Vajrayana Buddhist lineages include the prayer practice of the deity Heruka … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter two: why are there two of us?
Enlightenment arises one second at a time; Full Enlightenment comes only after death. (think of this as a zen koan, a riddle...)
THERE IS A CANDLE FLAME THAT WILL GO OUT WHEN YOU DIE. It will fade dimly and gradually, and your vision of it will seem to zoom in closer and closer, until you feel you are enveloped in the flame just as it extinguishes. next - dream >>
THE CANDLE FLAME WILL FADE THROUGH RED AND BLACK. It may happen so quickly you won't even notice it. The moment of death arrives. << previous - death next - awaken >>
BEGIN AGAIN. Suddenly all will be whiter than white, so white it clears all white. And you will begin again. You will know, in that instant, that you are everything you ever imagined and everything "everyone else" ever imagined. For a brief moment you will understand with a fullness and intensity that can hardly be … Continue reading awaken – standing in the clear light