Recognizing the freedom from the self is a long way from the skillful functioning of the original mind.
All great masters when speaking of awakened conduct do not deviate from the Buddhas early teachings - liberation from delusion, from the eight worldly winds, from being swayed by the comings and goings, complete freedom. If you are still caught up in your habits and swayed by the circumstance, this is not complete awakening,
Still, you didn't answer my questions... I will keep on asking then.
Who is the one that is caught up or not?
Is it the self being caught up, and then attaining complete awakening, or is it Buddha caught up, and then attaining it?
Or maybe it's the self that is caught up, and Buddha who attains complete awakening?
Lastly, the Buddha can be caught up and the self attains complete awakening.
It seems that I exhausted all possibilities, so which one is it?
To quote the Bodhidharma anthology: understanding such as this is also wrong
Bodhidharma: "Only when you understand nothing is it true understanding.". One cannot be that which comes and goes for him. Identification comes and goes, same thing with understanding. What can be said about "understanding nothing"? Nothing.
A Buddha doesn't observe precepts. A Buddha doesn't do good or evil. A Buddha isn't energetic or lazy. A Buddha is someone who does nothing, someone who can’t even focus his mind on a Buddha. A Buddha isn't a Buddha.
And he still can do it all.
All those characteristics are grasped to through understanding. We can say that Buddha is you devoid of understanding, but it automatically means that there is no "you" without it. Self is gone when there is no understanding, that is why it is true understanding. Delusion is based on understanding and meaning. Out of them form is created and the consciousness of the form. Then comes clinging...
Hence the Sutras tell us to move without moving, to travel without traveling, to see without seeing, to laugh without laughing, to hear without hearing, to know without knowing, to be happy, without being happy, to walk without walking, to stand without standing. And the sutras say, "Go beyond language. Go beyond thought." Basically, seeing, hearing, and knowing are completely empty. Your anger, Joy, or pain is like that of puppet. You search but you won’t find a thing.
On topic: You don't become a master archer by not training! If sitting still is the kind of wall-gazing that trains you on the function of your own mind, then do so?
How many times in the past was it explained that it is not about becoming, but ending becoming? People don't want to be Buddhas, they want to become one. They don't want to be liberated, they want have liberation.
Enough said.. not much will be taken seriously anyway.
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