TMingyur wrote:I do not think that we, you and me, may meet anywhere.
It seems to me, and a whole lot of other people on this site, and other sites of its type, that the only place obscuration is lurking is mind. Relationship with teacher? Mind! Mahayana vs Theravadra? Mind! Sects and Sectarianism? Mind! Is Existence Illusion? Mind!
Care to disagree? Again your disagreement will only be the workings of mind. Think you know the answer? Take a guess what the answer is... that's right, it's all just the workings of Mind. Posit dualism? Mind! Realise emptiness? Mind! Perception? Mind!
You starting to see a pattern forming here you or you want me to spell it out further for you?
If you can understand your Mind then omniscience (Buddhahood) is gained.
But hey! Don't take it from me, check this out:
AN 1.49-52 Pabhassara Sutta: Luminous
"Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is defiled by incoming defilements."
"Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is freed from incoming defilements."
"Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is defiled by incoming defilements. The uninstructed run-of-the-mill person doesn't discern that as it actually is present, which is why I tell you that — for the uninstructed run-of-the-mill person — there is no development of the mind."
"Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is freed from incoming defilements. The well-instructed disciple of the noble ones discerns that as it actually is present, which is why I tell you that — for the well-instructed disciple of the noble ones — there is development of the mind."
With the eye of wisdom we discover a lot of anger in us, any amount of jealousy, resentment, ignorance, desire - mountains of emotion whose existence we would never have suspected in ourselves... We recognize that most of the faults we perceive in others are only the mirror of our own negativity, the reflection of our own disturbed feelings... At the same time, we relieve the world around us of the burden of our own negative judgements."
Gendun Rinpoche Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master