Of the spectacularly enlightened mind

THE ORIGINAL MIND

Once you recognize your blissfully still and miraculously aware nature, yours is the mind of all Buddhas or supremely enlightened ones. Buddhas of the past, present and future only talk about transcending the ordinary mind. They teach nothing else. If someone sincerely understands this teaching, even if he’s illiterate, that person becomes enlightened. On the other hand, those that don’t see this – their miraculously aware nature – cannot discover their true Self even if they were to break their bodies into atoms.

Pure awareness is your real nature, your original mind. This mind has no form or characteristics, no cause or effect, no tendons or bones. It’s empty like space – you cannot hold it. It’s not the mind of the materialists or the nihilists. Except for a perfectly enlightened one, no one else – no mortal, no deluded being – can fathom it.

Yet this mind isn’t somewhere outside of the material body. Without this mind we cannot move. The body has no awareness of its own. Like a plant or a stone, the body has no intrinsic nature of its own. So how does it move? It’s the mind that moves. This is an important point. Through it, we can see the futility of remaining attached to the body. Many remained trapped in the body for countless eons without a slight ability to attain liberation of the Self – enlightenment.

The concept of motionless motion

Language and behavior, perception and conception are all functions of the ordinary mind. All human activity arises from the motion of the mind. Motion is its function. Apart from motion there is no mind, and apart from mind there is no motion. Yet motion is not the mind; and the mind isn’t motion. Motion is basically mindless; and the mind is originally motionless.

Go beyond language. Go beyond thought

Hence, the wisest and most enlightened men of the past, present and future tell us to move without moving, drive without driving, to see without seeing, to hear without hearing, to laugh without laughing, to know without knowing, to be happy without being happy, to walk without walking and so on. Basically, all these actions are empty – this is the concept of the original mind or the enlightened mind.

This same concept can be interpolated upon to help gain the understanding that your anger, joy, pain, pleasure et al are completely empty, just like that of a puppet that has no feeling or thoughts of its own. You can search all your life and you will not find a thing. Once you realize that the nature of all these human attachments and inclinations are empty – in likeness to foams or waves on water – and you slowly let them go, you free yourself from unerring inertia of karma (cause and effect).

If one cannot realize their true nature quoting famous or renowned men or scriptures is no help. I could go on but this brief discourse will have to do.

5 thoughts on “Of the spectacularly enlightened mind

  1. Mysticism seeks to remove the blinders of this life, to expand our horizons beyond usual and accepted norms, to surpass restrictions of conditioned sentiments, ideas and sensations. Diffusion of the One into the many, which the Kabbalah calls the “breaking of the vessels,” is a cause for the sufferings of humans which the Buddha strove to overcome. Attachment to the fictions of this life, which Hindus call maya, prevents the compassion and mercy of the divine, sought by Muslims, from entering our lives. Seeking to satisfy our superficial ego ignores the “kingdom of God” within us which Jesus urged us to discover. Each of us create the barriers to our own spiritual realization.

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  2. Wow! You are so spiritually advanced than many people I know! In that single comment you have illustrated the common chord of all religions and the universality of human suffering and ignorance.

    Thanks!!!!

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