Grasping at Clear Light

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Grasping at Clear Light

Postby swampflower » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:03 am

My weak understanding of clear light is as the most subtle mind or awareness that may only be realized by stripping away all obscuration to reveal the clear light of awareness.
My question: Is there any fear of grasping at clear light? Is this even possible?
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Re: Grasping at Clear Light

Postby Virgo » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:52 am

Sure fear is possible. But, basically, you have to become Fearless.

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Re: Grasping at Clear Light

Postby el_chupacabra » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:34 am

My understanding is that the clear light is awareness. In the encounter with emptiness the "natural" tendency is to project either good feelings (desire/attachment) or bad stuff (anger/aversion) or to drift into unconsciousness (ignorance). Can awareness grasp at itself? I guess that would be to conceptualise the self and miss the encounter entirely.
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Re: Grasping at Clear Light

Postby swampflower » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:45 am

el_chupacabra wrote:My understanding is that the clear light is awareness. In the encounter with emptiness the "natural" tendency is to project either good feelings (desire/attachment) or bad stuff (anger/aversion) or to drift into unconsciousness (ignorance). Can awareness grasp at itself? I guess that would be to conceptualise the self and miss the encounter entirely.

That is sort of what I thought.
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Re: Grasping at Clear Light

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:00 am

swampflower wrote:My question: Is there any fear of grasping at clear light? Is this even possible?

you might become light headed.
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