Dream Like Emptiness
~ the True Nature of our Reality pt 2
Je Tsongkhapa was said to have laughed for a week when he realised emptiness.
Such is the power of this wisdom, that even a glimpse of it lightens our mind.
Imagine how completely blissful it would be if we knew the dream wasn’t even real (✿◠‿◠)
“Emptiness and bliss in fact go together very well, like water mixed with water, enhancing each other in a virtuous spiral.“
Kadampa Life “Where is that sound coming from?“
“Buddha said ‘you should know that all phenomena are like dreams”.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Modern Buddhism
“Nagarjuna was a great Indian Buddhist scholar and meditation master who devoted himself entirely to reviving the Mahayana Dharma in the first century AD and who brought to light the teachings on the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras.
Nagarjuna’s extraordinary life and works were prophesied by Buddha Shakyamuni. For his life story, see the book Ocean of Nectar.”
via Kadampa Buddhism (http://kadampa.org/reference/buddhas/nagarjuna/)
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❖ Continued from:
pt 1, Cosmic Loti: Dream Like Emptiness ~ the True Nature of our Reality
None of this could exist without our mind perceiving it. It’s all empty of independent existence, a state known as ‘emptiness’.
❖ Continued in:
pt 3, Cosmic Loti: Dream a Better World
Dream lands and the waking world are experientially the same. That’s why they both feel equally real, and that’s why we can influence them far more than we give ourselves credit for.
pt 4, Kadampa Life: Am I Dreaming?
Buddha’s teachings reveal the truth that everything is like a dream.
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Seeing that there is no difference between any of us, in that we all want to be happy, and not to suffer: Equalising Doctor Who & the Daleks with Emptiness
(With my 1st WP video!!)
Taking the pressure out of Valentines Day: Dissolve cupid into dream-like Emptiness
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso quote from Modern Buddhism
(Link to free download on the right hand side)
* re-edited with my appalling HTML skills! (Actually, it’s a bit tricky editing re-blogs. They do tend to be a bit fussy :s).
There is no reality in a dream but nevertheless we believe in the reality of the things seen in a dream. After waking up, we recognize the falsity of the dream and we smile at ourselves. In the same way, the person deep in the sleep of the fetters (saṃyojananidra) clings (abhiniviśate) to the things that do not exist; but when he has found the Path, at the moment of enlightenment, he understands that there is no reality and laughs at himself. This is why it is said: like in a dream.
Moreover, by the power of sleep (nidrābala), the dreamer sees something there where there is nothing. In the same way, by the power of the sleep of ignorance (avidyānidrā), a person believes in the existence of all kinds of things that do not exist, e.g., ‘me’ and ‘mine’ (ātmātmīya), male and female, etc.
Moreover, in a dream, we…
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