* unmasking god

relocated to: https://jrfibonacci.wordpress.com/?p=6184

See part 2 here: the vine of many branches: https://jrfibonacci.wordpress.com/the-vine-of-many-branches/

4 Responses to “* unmasking god”

  1. uday trivedi Says:

    Though never till date experienced eternal life.Never percepted unchanging,unborn,undying etc…., but yes had a blissfull experience of vastness and oneness or sameness with some element when in meditation suddenly this feeling passes for a fration of second but making the mind/myself so much at rest that again this is not possible to explain with the language we know.

  2. jrfibonacci Says:

    Uday: consider that this word “mind” is entirely a figment of language, like so many other words. There is no mind in the sense that there is “green” or “red.” Mind describes a passing experience, yes, but it comes and goes, unlike “breathing” or “bones.” Notice that there is no saying “lose your bones” but there is a saying “lose your mind.”

    “There is no mind” is of course part of a famous quote from an ancient Indian writing attributed to the Buddha Gautama and called the core sutta or “heart sutra.”

    The mind is not the vast unchanging presence of attentive noticing. The mind, as most people use the term, is a branch on the tree of ego (Self-identification). It is a label. Consider that whenever there is such a labeling of “here I am and I have a mind,” that only happens in the context of attentive noticing or consciousness. What we call mind is always on the foundation of something else that is not fleeting like the perception of green or “presence of mind.”

    What is always present is the CAPACITY to notice. Notice that it is always present as a capacity or sensitivity. That what is called the Buddha-mind or Buddha-nature or Christ-consciousness or Tao. What we call it are just a set of words. It is the process underlying all perception of any words, any us, any mind, any color, and so on.

    The mind may have a momentum of thoughts that deny it. That’s fine. The mind can accept or deny and perpetuate the experience of mind, which involves duality of “this or that.” Consider, however, that below any something- as in either “this or that” – is the capacity of perceiving anything. While the perceptions come and go, the perceiving capacity itself is only ever here now.

    Only the mind has a story of a past. The presence of capacity for perception only happens always now.

    The mind may question the existence of eternity. The mind may deny it or accept it. Either are irrelevant. Noticing the unchanging capacity comes and goes, yet the possibility or capacity for perceiving never occurs except as right now.

    The mind can conceive of it or not, identify with it or not, but the mind only operates on the foundation of “life itself.” Leaves and flowers come and go in spring or fall, but that coming and going rests on the life of the roots, yes?

  3. uday trivedi Says:

    Yes the term capacity to notice is more proper description, is it same as we in india call it chetna/awareness

  4. danijela Says:

    It is sad that Shankaracharya illuminated when he met chandala on his way. For chandalas is forbiden even standing in brahman˙s shadow. So, when Shankaracharya saw chandala standing infront of him, he sad: “Move from my way.” Chandala replied: “Precize who should move, then I will move.”

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