Day 42 Update :
Siddhi Yoga and Dream Yoga. Finally my wish comes true - lucid dream teaching me about me.
This magical illusion, a dreamer in the midst of light, letting go eternally,
into endless night. Must man be tormented by your horrific beauty? Must he shrink from your Cosmic Vision? Abandoning the intellect which craves security in what is only a dream! How can something so fortunate beg its master one bite? He sang his song a riddle, forgetting all he ever had.
The meaning of living all hidden beneath the skin of the given.
Energy driven, Conscious living.
It is what the sun is sunning for,
Finding comfort and ease in enchantment,
within the Cosmic Being of the One's own Mind in Matter.
Allow me to Illustrate this subtly profound yet intractable truth: that all our experience has two dimensions of magical illusion- listen now as I express this blessing from which, in the light of my own experience in dream, has allowed me carefree release from the cyclical rounds of my own confusion and insanity while awake.
You confront the fact that although form (ones own body and all matter) is mortal and impermanent like all phenomena, That life is tinged with enduring the mythical-cyclical rounds of suffering the different pains and joys of many pleasures and the in between, and that all these ultimately are empty - Thus ; without falling into the trap of dirty nihilism or the snare of the contemplation of nothingness we naturally give rise to compassion for ourselves and loving kindness to all others because it is all primordially pure - we then know the fact that this timeless moment in which we find ourselves embodied within temporally is like magic. Knowing this we are happy without cause or reason - like a fool.
With familiarity with this View and from that realization we naturally strengthen our resolve to live nobly and through such right living we cherish our lives and other's lives without unhealthy attachment - yet now more than ever - we care more deeply and waste time no more, developing and living through skillful means we practice virtue and walk the path of peace focused on meaning to the treasure of exalted insight - since knowing this is all mysteriously mystical- yet really truly connected and not false - but also that at some moment it will all decompose, change, and transform - vanishing like a dream...we know with prescience that we suffer not in vain - for we are the creativity of pure presence - dancers in the indestructible stream of magical illusion - this is the most profound way of the heart.
Within that spacious emptiness where all experience remains in potential is resplendent, luminous primordial wisdom and innate qualities of goodness; brimming within a grand display of magical illusion and nondual primal awareness, marvelously responding with perfect spontaneity.
The Primordial Self/Mind has no name but since Mankind could speak we have called it all sorts of things: this is the deathless, the unborn, the primordial, Maya, and Gaia. Many others still call it God, others Brahman, some Allah, others know it to be all as Mahamudra, others the All and Everything , Buddha-Nature - the Universe or Reality and more so to the individual it is known experientially in grand lucidity and simple pure clarity as one's True Self and/or True Nature....regardless of how we sound out this ineffable immaculate magic is beyond the point...What can be known by any pointing out, when the point lies beyond the pointing and the pointed out? So said a man.
Our Natural Self - This Awareness Being, always already completely present whether we currently recognize it or not - is not subject to change - like a mirror that reflects all things but stays pure and pristine regardless of whatever form appears within it - be it a beast, or a beautiful woman, a thieving addict in the midst of suffering or a noble monk in the highest degree of bliss, it simply reflects and accepts and welcomes it all without being fundamentally changed. Truly this is the sine qua non that the sages, mystics, and philosophers of old dare not utter aloud.
You confront this every day and every night like a dream itself within your own dreams created by Your Own Mind -
Everything in the dream is yourself in disguise as the "other" which is the "shadow" or "demons" or "anxiety" or "depression" and even "madness". yes even "Angels", cute "puppies" or "rivers and mountains and grass and every part of the environment which is displayed around us" - it lies in disguise to the spoiled mind that mistakes this unity for duality - but remember! however "they" or "It" may appear - and welcome whatever it is that may appear - a beast trying to devour you! , a cold shadowy feeling of tightness!, Yes do the last thing you would ever do - Abandon the Intellect which craves security in what is only a Dream!!! Only then does enslavement to impure circumstantial illusion become dominant pure enchantment. As if we were never to awaken from lucid dream - pure mind infuses the primordial ground.
With Primordial Fearlessness and Primordial Confidence innately abound we welcome the object of denial or fear or disgust or love and hatred or rejection or resistance (whatever it may appear to be, any and all things) and invite it into our own personal space like a revered guest, offering whatever you would wish oneself if you were as the form that appears Is - play with it even as it bites into your flesh or hunts you down or screams a terrifying shrill, befriend it at all costs- with this you truly find the jig is up - the intellect/ego when stymied finding no place to go - confronted with the fact that all is but a dream within a dream - vanishes and primal awareness and spontaneity regain their primacy - the place within which the space holds implodes and the ultimate truth dawns like stainless radiance... It was you the whole time!
And so the dreamer awakens to this secret bliss of knowing itself fully in all multifarious forms as itself in play for ultimate good's sake - Then what appeared as something which once upon a time instilled fear, hate, unruly anger and ignorance, that which, drove us to close our hearts and minds and desire wanting to fight or run and hide or escape is shown to be the vessel through which we deepen our realization and are transformed... and now the apparitional like nature of mind revealed appears benevolent and is subjugated, forever a friend to you the shadow is now: a protector and loyal companion in a sea of illusion... no longer may we harm ourselves intentionally - for the good of oneself and all beings this is accomplished.
Crossing over the cosmic shore of self and other the dual purpose of all sentient beings is achieved spontaneously. To know this for ourselves is to know the pure taste of primal awareness.
When all that appears is seen as nothing other than the nature of the mind - our own mind and form and "others" - even seemingly "external reality" - then all conditioned belief in an alien "other" is destroyed and what is left is only friends in service to friends, like child playing hide and go seek with themselves.
It is like a mirror confronting a form, like a shadow - it mimics -so to know this is to understand its nature is actually your own - and so like phantoms we are indifferent to breaks and changes.
Why it takes a seemingly "other" form or manifestation is the play of magical illusion and is inexpressible
- yet what would life be without it! May this contribute to the Awakening of the Pure Mind of All Beings
- The Blind Ass