3 Pure Perceptions : How to practise ?

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3 Pure Perceptions : How to practise ?

Postby weenid2003 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:21 pm

In a book I read, a Tibetan buddhist master advice that to go to Sukhavati pureland, practitioners must in this lifetime practise the 3 pure perceptions : (1) see everything as a pureland, (2) hear all sounds as sacred, (3) experience all feelings (physical, mental, and emotional experiences) as buddha wisdom, ultimate peace, joy and omniscience.

How do we actually practise this ? The difficulty I have is that do I have to contrive a thought that everything I see is pure and hold this thought in my mindstream ? Is it like pure devotion, whereby we have to start with contrived devotion and then it will deepen over time into spontaneous uncontrived devotion ?

What is the meaning of seeing everything as a pureland ? Is it to contrive thoughts in my mindstream again that everything I see is illusionary or that everything I see is already perfectly pure, without good or bad ?

And to experience all feelings (even physical pain ) as joy and bliss, how can we train gradually in this ?

Contriving pure perception , how does it lead into effortless meditation, free of any sense of " this is to be done," or "this is how to do it." Any advice ?

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Re: 3 Pure Perceptions : How to practise ?

Postby heart » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:33 pm

weenid2003 wrote:In a book I read, a Tibetan buddhist master advice that to go to Sukhavati pureland, practitioners must in this lifetime practise the 3 pure perceptions : (1) see everything as a pureland, (2) hear all sounds as sacred, (3) experience all feelings (physical, mental, and emotional experiences) as buddha wisdom, ultimate peace, joy and omniscience.

How do we actually practise this ? The difficulty I have is that do I have to contrive a thought that everything I see is pure and hold this thought in my mindstream ? Is it like pure devotion, whereby we have to start with contrived devotion and then it will deepen over time into spontaneous uncontrived devotion ?

What is the meaning of seeing everything as a pureland ? Is it to contrive thoughts in my mindstream again that everything I see is illusionary or that everything I see is already perfectly pure, without good or bad ?

And to experience all feelings (even physical pain ) as joy and bliss, how can we train gradually in this ?

Contriving pure perception , how does it lead into effortless meditation, free of any sense of " this is to be done," or "this is how to do it." Any advice ?


Pure perception is very connected with an experience of emptiness or the natural state.

/magnus
"To reject practice by saying, 'it is conceptual!' is the path of fools. A tendency of the inexperienced and something to be avoided."
- Longchenpa

"Even though you have recognized your essence, if you do not get accustomed to it,
You will be carried away by the enemy of thoughts, like a small child in a battle field.
So long as you are not free from the limitations of accepting and rejecting,
That long will you not recognize the view of the innermost secret heart-essence."

-Longchenpa


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