07 September 2010

Contemplation: Like the Man in the Dream

Review the guidelines for practicing contemplation and reflect on the following:

It is like the man in the dream
Who has nothing to grasp upon awakening.
Awareness is like space
Equal, changeless.
Enlightenment pervading the worlds of the ten directions
Is none other than the attainment of the Buddha-way.
All illusions cease at no-place
And in accomplishing the way there is nothing attained.
That's because the original nature is complete, perfect.
In it, bodhisattvas
Are able to produce bodhicitta.
All sentient beings of the degenerate age
Practicing this, will avoid erroneous views.

Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment, p. 251, trans. A. Charles Muller.

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