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-Uttara, does Parasariya teach you how to develop your faculties?
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IT'S HARD TO SEE...
Posted on Mar.29.2009 @ 07:43PM EDT by chontri

It's not hard to see your own true nature or original face.
But it's hard to see things with what you're thinking about them.

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Reply from Transcix The difference between seeing your true nature and operating from that axis.

Reply from chontri:
Seeing your true nature is an action of your true nature.

Reply from Transcix:
Can the eyeballs come out and turn around and look back upon themselves?
All they would see is empty eye sockets which, ironically, would resemble an Abyss.)
That is why I choose to speak in terms of experience--mindfully aware experience--
of one's true nature, which is not exactly a matter of "seeing".
Then there is no distinction between observer and observed,
it acknowledges the oneness of the state of one's true nature.

Are you saying that your conventional self cannot of its own accord see its true nature?
Forgive me but that sounds like dismissing the conventional self.

Reply from chontri:
On the level of "conventional self" (your term), there is a conventional self sees true nature,
the observer sees the observed, etc...

On another level, "Seeing your true nature" is not a correct expression.
Seeing is your true nature, or better, seeing is the true nature.

Reply from Transcix:

Hmmmm I was about to say I believe we're in agreement,
that I too am not in accord with the initial premise that it's so easy to see your true nature in the first place..
and that I catch your meaning that "seeing" is not the best word.. "realizing" would be better.
However, looking back, I still fail to realize why you responded to me saying:

"Seeing your true nature is an action of your true nature."

Reply from chontri:
On the level of conventional self, there is a conventional self sees its true nature,
an observer see an observed, a realized and and a un-realized...

On another level, seeing is true nature, hearing is true nature,...it's common in everyone.

Reply from Lionel:
These sound perfect SIRS hehehe! 3 CHERS~~~

Reply from chontri:
Is that so?

Reply from Lionel:
In the dark perhaps just a tiny torch come handy to walk home comfortably & safely ,SIR!

Reply from chontri:
Just look right down and see.

Reply from lehish:
maybe there's no streetlight or bright moon

Reply from chontri:
seeing is seeing, light or darkness is where seeing reflected.

Reply from jasballz:
the chan newb confuses mental formations for Thus-ness

Reply from kelvintan
Quote: "the chan newb confuses mental formations for Thus-ness

" .........

An insight into ChonTri post:

It's not hard to see your own true nature or original face.
But it's hard to see things with what you're thinking about them.

"If you cannot find the truth right where you are,

where else do you expect to find it?"

"Just think of the trees; they let the birds perch and fly,

with no intention to call them when they come and no

longing for their return, when they fly away.

If people's hearts can be like the tree, they will not be off the Way."

Just As Subjectivity Be Aware Learning Life Zap out of delusion.

Thank you for sharing

With Metta

Reply from Lionel:
Hi Kelvin, appreciate ur insightful own words of explaination. Very helpful & thank you!

Reply from lehish:
thanks but heart isn't like anything.

ChonTri & Visitors 03/29/2009


 



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