Embracing Enlightenment I 

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there is a scripture
in sanskrit is called sunday near more chinese cetera
this could be translated as
the deep intention
ha meaning the deep intention of the buddha's teaching
the secret was translated into chinese and tibetan and chinese the transit the the the translation the characters could be translated into english
as revealing or understanding
or explicating
the deep
i'm secret or the deep intimacy
in as sutra
the buddha speaks about what's called the in sanskrit the elia virginiana
and that can be translated as the
a storehouse consciousness
or container consciousness

it is first of all the consciousness that
apprehends of body
it does
it kind of
the lodges itself
intimately with me physical central
of a of an embryo or fetus
and it can be of a human or for the no human being
this sam
this consciousness is share z
the ups and downs of the body
it's constantly changing just like the body's constantly changing it's arising and ceasing every moment with body with the body arising and ceasing

sometime after the suture was appearing in the world
a great bodhisattva named sanga
read the sutra heard the sutra and it became one of his main inspirations in his practice
and then he started to
i'm compose some works
inspired by the teachings of the sutra about the
the buddha's teaching and the buddha's teaching in this cetera are very much teachings about mind and different types of knowledge
and so him in a texted a song or the body thought the sanga road which he called the mahayana some grammar or
the summary of my honor or embracing the mahayana the summary of the great vehicle embracing the great vehicle
in the first chapter he teaches or what is called the support of the novel
what supports
what can be known
this chapter describes the structure of the mind that supports knowing

so he begins by describing the characteristics of this container consciousness
so he says that the support for the knowable is called the container consciousness a lie the human
when he asked where did the world honored one
where has the world honor when spoken of this consciousness and where did he call it the container
in the basic verses that summarize
ah the maya the audi darwin the highest dharma or you could say in the basic verses of scripture call the hobby diamond sutra it says from beginning last time this realm
is the support of all things
oh if it exists do all the destinies exist
and is their access to nirvana
song is quoting attacks to if we do not have any more
call the rb diamond sutra and etc says from beginning this time this realm
this type of consciousness called the container consciousness is the support of all phenomena
all phenomena depend on this
container consciousness and only if this container consciousness exists to all the destinies of
worldly existence exist
an only if this exists is their access to nirvana
so this mind
supports swirly existence and supports
the spiritual phenomena of peace and liberation
and again this army diamond sutra says
the hidden ground upon which all things depend is
with all its seeds
thus i call it the container and had taught this
for this for superior persons
i don't know we're superior persons so it's questionable whether we should read this
it's dangerous to read this teaching because when we speak of something that supports everything we might make it into like
something substantial

where are you doing that because we have comic consciousness
which looks for something some fundamental to grasp onto for now this teaching great sort of feed that tendency
you saying that tendency that cosmic consciousness that way of knowing
is supported by this consciousness which has all the seeds for all the different kinds of deluded karmic consciousness
but this consciousness is also access to peace and freedom

i just wanna say right the beginning that it speaks of a consciousness with all its seeds and hi wanna i wanna say that ah his consciousness is not something in addition to all the seeds
it's a container
which is nothing in addition to that which is contained
for is a container for the seeds for all states of ordinary common consciousness it's a several it's all those seeds for all the states it's the containment or collection of all those seeds for all the states but it's not something in addition to the collection is just the
and the collection is a consciousness
it's a type of consciousness which is a collection
of all the seeds for all
types of ordinary consciousness
and is a collection which is also
necessary in order to access peace

and then a song says why did the buddha teach that the can that this consciousness
this named the container
answer is because the results of defiled mental states that if the results of karmic consciousness of all sentient beings lie concealed and stored up in hit has results and big
cause this consciousness lies concealed or start up in all those mental states has their cause
so this
collection of all the seeds for all states
i'm defilement of refinement of consciousness the seas for it
our this consciousness and the seed for each state
lies hidden in each state

and the results of each state
are collected in this consciousness
so this consciousness is hidden in all states
not the whole consciousness but a particular aspect of us giving rise to a particular state and all the states are starting the consciousness
yes could you give an example how that would work it's it's kind of asset
what are the the your question i just arose when she pick which one might guess is ah state of consciousness in which the question arose which led you to be able to speak the question that consciousness ah
it depends on it depended on a pepper on this ally on this unconscious is unconscious collection of all seeds he's actually supporting the question you just had
some unconscious state is supporting your conscious question
and the results of you asking that question is the results when we can't see the results of the question but the results of that question which we can't see and the sources that question we can't see are both right now in in his car
essence which case contains the seeds for your
for your thought of having a question and it contains the results of you how to ask that question but all happened at one time simultaneously
this unconscious state support gdp will ask that question and asking it has a consequence which then is stored in this consciousness
which then can be to support for that's part of his support for the next consciousness
so is proposing that the way to the support of what we know is ah
is is a result that this is a resultant consciousness it is a result of all the actions more the mental states from all sentient beings
and that resultant state
is the support
as as it's an it's an unconscious support for all active consciousness and it is simultaneously present with all act of conscience it isn't that it exists in the before it even exists simultaneous so this
he'll be and analyze more but right now at the beginning we we can say what spurred been told us that what supports our ordinary active the consciousness is an unconscious which is a result of all past active consciousnesses
and is right now
in our present consciousness is supporting and hidden in our present consciousness and are present consciousness is now changing it in influencing it and having your is an effect on it and it is receiving the the result
of our present passion and it will then in the national movement be the resultant of our president past or present action which will then be the past so this is the past that present the supports surprising of a president
researchers a tab
the all
it is it is a kind of consciousness which ah is is the receiver and transmitter of karma
so without this kind of consciousness if you just have active consciousness
if the toy that is is this present moment of active consciousness which is all we've got but the present moment of active consciousness has in some sense to main layers one layers labor whereof of and the other layer is there is is conveyed over past karma to this present karma and
and so it transmits the past karma in the present to support this thought and it will receive the consequence of the present karma and care and then
he will be there is the result of this will be the next moment on this
receiver of karma and the transmitter of com
cause and effect of used two days

come across the

days in prison

the present moment is all we do with and in the present we have the past the past is the consequence of past presence
so he even for nine buddha or we have is the present and but the present includes the past the different strain of booed and nine buddha is that this past
has been completely transformed
that this container consciousness has been completely transformed
through practice so that the support of the of knowledge for the buddha
is is this is the transformed container consciousness a completely revolutionized to container consciousness which supports a way of knowing
called the true body and buddha

so what you were cheating on
how does it
does it does it really
points in the late to come away as enlightenment
this teaching
is for the purpose of showing her karma
is received and transmitted because ah because if you dislike the pc or are present active consciousness
then how does the president to countries which arises and ceases how does and get transmitted to the next arising and ceasing of karmic consciousness that the first problem with this consciousness is he addresses the next problems this comic that is teaching addresses that this teaching on this container conscious drive
addresses is how can defilement how can ignorance how can the afflictions of ignorance and karma be me how how can they stick around how can they be present moment after moment in a third thing and addresses is so it addresses how to farm and keep going next single addresses
as how purification and transformation could occur so this is all three of those things and without this consciousness is miss text is saying without this consciousness
our karma couldn't be transmitted
liberation could not be attained purification could not be possible
and found it would be not be possible
translating myself we know that this cause and effect and this sort of
ah explains it in addition to
what's the matter it's not actually a straight line you do this and and you get these results launch a three by friday on there is ah
now just a straight line the dirt that is that makes comedy via determines and to all but also the isn't there is this way out as we it's in that live as we actually dunno if even in the file result
the is contains the way to enlightenment is that what
his name as part of with the teaching is say although it hasn't started yet
it hasn't said that we all all for it he actually told insane because it said that the access to nirvana requires the state i didn't tell how that saw yet
that comes later but in fact to say you need this state that you need this kind of consciousness
which has the seeds for bondage and suffering and has the seeds for affliction or different action of affliction and it has also the seeds for the transformation of itself
so there's there's the seeds for transformation of what gets transformed and the seas for transformation coexist with what the seeds for transformation transform
it's not that there's just ah the transformation of the season for defilement and let's get that that's not the same as what transforms it

sometimes the were experience he feels like it's not the same part of
like this one was defined as the uses and then i perceived that the same time this something else going on the same time
more spacious that contains delusion so in a safe and the same time
with two different kinds of the me
can you say that what you see as to different parts of mind
if an illusion
this teaching would say know that your seat your procession of different parts of the mind
that's one type of that an active as the active carmack consciousness that that's operating in the form of you seem different parts of the mind the it's the same type of milder it's active the farm that diluted that precedes
yes winter
it's the same one that wakes up
ha it's it's see it's the same type of mind that will
eventually no longer be defiled
but when when the minds observing
these things you're talking about
get it sees them as existing on your own like this parliament the mind by on its own and that part of the mine eyes on this on the file part of the mind and this defile part of mine pit
they're both the both seen incorrectly the seeing an ignorant way
which season as an independent way existence and
the basis for that is this unconscious mind
which carries the results are thinking that way from beginning was time that mine
arises in such a way that a tricks itself that it sees itself
and it sees his offspring and all his varieties has out there on their own
it doesn't see itself as itself it doesn't understand itself
as itself it thinks it's it thinks itself is something other than itself
and the seed for all that all the different varieties of the mind proceeding is is objects as not itself the scene from the seeds for that is is is unconscious process
so my you're describing is an example of a deluded mind that sees
spaciousness or on spaciousness but sees them as having some substance
like says spaciousness as really these spacious
it's safe to see spaciousness as spaciousness dozens isn't seen spaciousness of spaciousness spaces allows a spacious mrs nice spacious
what is to be done
one of things to be done one things to be done is to use this teaching to study your mind
and to realize that we cannot study the unconscious
but the unconscious is constantly being transformed by our conscious mind so the conscious mind dry there were that we're dealing with right now
in which we speak
that mind is based on past mind to like it
but the past mind like and don't transmit themselves to this mind what they do as they influence this container consciousness and a container consciousness is was unconsciously supporting his mind
so it's nothing that his mind causes the next mind
and the reason and the reason why this man can cause the next mine is because well
because if my seasons before the next one arises
sometimes cause it however this mind the next mine does depend on this mind
but this mind doesn't get transmitted from itself to the next mind this mine is a support for the next mind but what transmit this mind and the next mine
is something that
carries the results of this mind so the results of this mind are this unconscious mind and this resulted the minds which is the result of this mine and all mice supports the next mind so the next mind can be different from this mind which it is sometimes even go from a wholesome state to an unwholesome state
but also taste on cause some states
an almost states don't cause
on also states that isn't the way worse doesn't say that on wholesome causes wholesome and wholesome causes unwholesome it says unwholesome has the consequence
of transporting forming the storehouse consciousness and and the storehouse consciousness then can support a wholesome or unwholesome or in deterministic so it's through the relationship with this
process of cause in fact including an unconscious aspect of the process
so it would make sense then that we can't just think a wholesome thought
we shouldn't expect that and we have noticed that does not the case we noticed what seems to be a wholesome state followed by an unwholesome state for what seems to be an indeterminate state followed by wholesome or unwholesome so this teaching is to make sense of what we see
consciously and to say that the way this the way this works involves an unconscious layer
it's a study of cause and effect so we're studying cause and effect
and studying cause and effect means pay attention to the active kind of consciousness part and pay attention to the teaching of how it works
and that will be prop
part of the process of transforming
this container consciousness and transforming the container consciousness is
the the completely transformed container consciousness is
the true body of buddha
just one that said the to money of buddha is when everything is transform and it is consciousness so there's no unconsciousness for everything is is a week everything is here it out without any
any unconscious
but it's still unconscious
relative to what we ordinarily call our active consciousness which has objects it's still not that kind of consciousness isn't that the is storehouse consciousness gets transformed and then becomes an object of ordinary consciousness hit that will be like that
it's already a consciousness but it's not a consciousness in which is like an object of awareness he has objects
itself but it's not something that are that an ordinary active consciousness can see and even when it gets transformed or generic active consciousness won't still won't see it
so it won't become conscious in the way we usually mean consciously will be he will continue to be ah
some conscious relative to the kind of conscience that has seized trees and people and flowers and here thousand things like that and those consciousnesses
will be eaten in the skin and completely transformed situation was consciousness justices will just be servants of enlightenment there are no longer gonna be defiled they're not there so they will no longer see the things have no longer see and believe the things they know
no and separate from themselves over no longer see and believe substantially existing phenomena because the support for that conceding will not be present anymore
so would that that seeing he just the emptiness itself so so the seer and the scene is emptiness is as the world's point with does it all boils down
no not quite but it's more like they can stay at the completely transform situation you can simultaneously see things and see that there is substantial
but you could still see things in the school from situation but you simultaneously understand that they're not out there separate from the knowing of them
so isn't that on substantial is emptiness if it's not substantial so there's this answers it doesn't have didn't miss this particular what i'm emphasizing do now is a type of emptiness which is the emptiness of of separation between consciousness and what it knows that but picking on is selling looking
at that emptiness is just absent the separation to absent but you're gonna to start looking at it but you can look at it
and so you can look at the absence at the same time that you're just relating to objects without feeling separated
which means there's and there's no affliction
with me them as nirvana

constitutional power
we can choose
that something choose the constitution of our
some cultures identified as up with the trees
i can identify myself my car
the thing that that
this edition
of the word site
yeah it supports is it's the support of all choice choices is for an important part of active consciousness and is it supports the choices that occur yes
and we we there are certain types of karma which we share for example
almost all human beings have language and then there's some variety among the languages but language itself is very similar among human beings and that means that the seeds that are determining our consciousness are quite similar
and so also the choices we make are quite similar
but each was different because a lie is associated with different bodies
if it connects to different sense organs so each person is also make different choices but there's a lot of similarity in the choices but the choices are supported but not determined a lie doesn't control everything is just that
it supports whatever happens and the way we hear the teaching in the conscious rome
and the way were supported to receive or not receive the teaching and the countess around
effects and transforms the soup storehouse consciousness
so somehow some beings active consciousness as and
been supported so they can hear the dharma like home was talking this morning she would like to be able to somehow hear and understand that everything is coming to her is the teaching because if that's the way she consciously heard what was happening then she probably would be
still and quiet with everything
and then that would have been very good effect on this elia storehouse consciousness which were them support another moment nor you might again be the ability to receive what's happening as teaching and become and with that so on this way
the storehouse consciousness could be transformed so they finally you will see everything is the boys teaching
and be able to transmit that
the others
and to be able to and and again being able to see everything in here the use of teaching than you then you're taking care of the teaching
and when you take care of the teaching them
it helps all beings
but like we said at the beginning when you when you hear the teaching and you maintain it then it's easy to not get distracted when you hear when when you're hearing the teaching than it's easy to not get distracted from the teaching
but when somebody does something or you see something and you think it's not the teaching
why you feel kind of distract them
and you act like that which then we can still contribute to you thinking and other things not the kitchen and acting like you do when you think that's another teaching which then makes it kinda makes it contributes to missing another opportunity because you missed the last one
but now you're not for now maybe you're hearing the teaching so now you're becoming more likely to hear the teaching in the next thing that happens in the next thing that happens
and the more you heard think you're hearing the teaching the more you feel like you're not distracted from the kitchen because you're hearing him now

i say that
you are supported to say that pardon

i think it's okay for you to
this book
the summary of the great vehicle i think you can read this book
you might have a difficulty but her
here i am i'm starting it now and i'm probably going for a while
you don't have to read the book you can just listen to me read it and i'll talk to you about it but you can read it
i'm in a tropical tree and is for about ten years
here it's only one hundred and fifty pages but ah
we haven't really finished the first paycheck
and as line the first page and that we get to the page to page ten will come back to pay one our life so is it's sir this is a teaching far about cause and effect as this is about but the person wrote detached the body sought by song
a says that
in in the section nineteen of the first chapter he says that in this great vehicle we have a very profound and subtle teaching about the buddha's teaching of the tenant core arising
and the set that profound a cell teaching about dependent arising is one that has this container consciousness as part of the explanation about how we get in trouble and how we become free so earlier the border from the early days the buddha taught dependent arising
which your many have you seen a twelve volt chain of categorizing and aboard the way it was understood when a first tata was that this was about active karmic consciousness a song as teaching this is not just about active karma consciousness it's about active kermit
consciousness which co-exists with
hey resultant
unconscious which supports all the active comic consciousnesses so this the to sink in modern psychology week her on the time of frying we started to become open to including the unconscious in our way of thinking about doing here fifteen hundred years earlier
in a buddhist teaching
a song and other people are saying the boot actually was teaching about unconscious but people didn't get it but now i'm telling you explicitly i'm trying to show you that the buddha taught that there's two kinds of consciousness and it is two basic types ordinary consciousness and unconscious and then also
among the collective consciousness is are six types because the five cents consciousness and mind consciousness and then there's a third kind of events and exhaust six and there's a seventh kind which is the kind of consciousness which actually carries the ignorance and there's the eighth consciousness which supports all the other five of us
our seven so this teaching in this book is offered as a more sophisticated and subtle and deep way of understanding the board is basic teaching of the pinnacle rising which was the content which is the content of the buddha's enlightenment
in an early teaching people understood it fairly successfully has just been about active consciousness so poorly teachings early students of the buddha could understand this teaching just in terms of their conscious activity and by studying a conscious activity and focusing on present moment
they could attain a certain level of enlightenment
but this book is saying already become a buddha you need this additional teaching about the mind
the kimono as a deeper understanding than earlier teaching did with just centers one kind of consciousness which is focused on the present moment
sonora singler his a consciousness which is focused on the present moment that exists the present moment and has a vast unconscious which is also in the present but incense is looking back had beginning was time and beginning was karma karmic time and that all that
is here in the present supporting this present moment so our conscious life is not some narrow as it was earlier described as when i first started studying on retirement that's what i thought consciousness was because about the present moment and i that but just one consciousness of one ah
object but in the sunday and more chance to travel when the inspiration for this text of it says that there can be six consciousnesses or five consciousness and for consciousness or three consciousness or to consciousnesses of
different objects you can be aware of a color a sound smell or to a taste or touch
and a middle object simultaneously whole of at once and all of them it's as if it's those all of them are supported by this a liar





yes consistencies the realms of conscious sectors sutra successors don't exist
the heart just says ah the hard to gradually palm
he's just talking about in that case where the heart sutra is just speaking of the active consciousnesses the heart sutra does not talk about this container consciousness this teaching arose around the same time as a heart sutra bath
ah the frightening for me to sutras ah the he could be one of them
i say they do not seem to have this
sophisticated teaching about our cause and effect incorporating this container consciousness
this teaching community agrees with the heart sutra but as giving us some more information about the way the mind works the way to mind ah
creates affliction and karma and transmits it and receives and transmits it and away and the way and maintains deflection and the way purifies the
in terms of the work into the mind the perfect reason such as do not explain that
this of the candidates
how to his body where did the season
the seizure freedom come from dave
ah completely transformed
ally of is jana
of the buddhist
so that the caesar freedom come from the buddha's
when the buddhist are the complaints or are completely transformed elias been completely transformed container consciousnesses
so they they respond to other beings who are actively conscious based hot supported by vast
containing of season delusion they respond to these beings by sending these beings little messages which plant and as is been here these messages those seeds
it come into the active consciousness and they plant seeds in the alliance a little i than is not supporting
seeds more teachings which will influence a lie i were to support more
transformation of elia and therefore more opportunities for active consciousness to ask for and receive more transformative information and teachings
the teachings fantasies repeated the is come in to the active consciousnesses
and when fact the council's here's the teaching has a teaching and thanks the kitchen for her teaching that transforms the storehouse consciousness
and then some of the teachings are teachings about how the active consciousness can be and sometimes the active cautious hears about these new ways of being an active consciousness is able to say okay i would like to practice these precepts i would like to do these precepts
that i've heard about
and the reason why it can say yes it's partly also because it's heard these teachings before and so i can be open to them and see them as teachers
and then forget further and further transformed into a more and more receptive of everything as the buddha's teaching
and be encouraged by everything and encourage everybody else to be encouraged by everything
suddenly sees come from beginning was time of the buddhist practice into the my conscious minds and then become instilled in the unconscious minds and the unconscious minds are instilled in the countess minds and so on


yeah that's usually that usually the first step in transforming
the container consciousness is in the conscious mind
welcoming welcome it
an urgency about it is
ah a positive contribution to the welcoming process


so the molecule city had a house
and he had to a lot of people in the house but he asked them all to leave and after he left he expanded his house so that much more people can come in
so ah
yeah so maybe it would be good to empty your house as a gesture making room for more beings to enter
empty your house so you can welcome more things as the buddha's teaching
if you can welcome things as a buddha's teaching now who's your present situation great
and then now that she welcomed
consider welcoming more making your house bigger
that will transform this container consciousness which will support future active consciousnesses which will
the receptive to the idea of welcoming more and so on
so this is the first practice in the boys offer the practice of giving
to open a house up to let the dharma an
to give away the walls of your house
so that all the dharma can come in get active consciousness and thereby to your result in consciousness which receives at good karma of that practice and transmitted to the next moment doesn't mean for sure that the national will be like that but this is
how transformation works according to this kitchen
so it's slow the past five thirty some maybe we should stop so that term
we can go
yeah thank you very much for another wonderful day
at the place of know abode
stan jewellery the place way
the way
these are nonetheless i like to say
is similar
to and them
this way is unsurpassable
hi to become