Exploring Consciousness and Realizing Wisdom

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Exploring consciousness with the aid of Buddha's teachings is a path to discovering and realizing deep, liberating Wisdom. Consciousness may be experienced as confining and confusing; at the same time it offers opportunities for learning skills and making discoveries.

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to quarter in your mind is thank you
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in the process of studying consciousness
the thought of rose the the idea arose that
i don't have anything to teach
and there was kindness towards that thought
and then the wasn't it wasn't necessarily replaced by the opposite i do have something to teach it wasn't replaced by that we replace more more by there is an abundance of teaching that are coming up now
i find this
so there was a thought i e in consciousness i'm here and i don't have anything to teach and then there could be a subsidiary thought
that's not a good com that's not a good thing today
because these people are here there wants to the teachers so if i'm having you maybe that's to problem i didn't get into that a very much i you start wide on having the teaching that i'm relaxed with that and now there's a sense that there's just
so much teachings about consciousness
and how to work with it just like can understand like now i had a thought be careful because it's so much teachings now not that i happened but they're just
then there's another thought
when i opened to that i don't have an end teachings generally speaking what follows i've noticed
is an abundance of teachings
when i think i have some teachings that's fine
but then i don't get this dense like the the
bound listen
abundance isn't so ah present as when i don't have anything
so and were also when when i substituted nuts which when i don't have anything but when i thought of i don't have anything arises and i'm okay with that it's not just the thought and then been a being and terror that i don't have anything it's and feeling sorry for you that i don't have any acer
it's not so much that it's the openness to i don't have anything
in that openness this unlimited teachings
about unlimited teachings and so on so that's the situation and at the same time in consciousness as the idea that maybe your blood sugar levels need some lunch or something so i don't want i'm not much longer we taught are you doing hungry
how much longer can you go before lunch two minutes
in ten fifteen ten okay
to use if you're sure to is okay
get anybody bless than a do i hear seven
seven got your six
of course if we keep talking you just get to it will get five
we are are
you look like it anyway
anyway lunch is coming
so what you among some up in this abundance of what forward for be good to bring up in abundance
where i just say that in the story i told a migration and young schon
but teacher as a student you know concerning this teaching about consciousness how would you test it in experience with somebody so that so interested
you can work on this without testing people right but they just they were doing a testing thing
so here's a parallel story
which appears in the commentary to this main story
there was a zen teacher i think of to jewish name was
non on nanyang
and one of his students said term
in the flower adornment scripture it says that
the fundamental affliction of ignorance
is itself the immutable knowledge all the buddhas
i don't get that how could that be so this this is really
either deep or abstruse
and nine yan said
i think it's really simple let me show you
and there was a boy sweeping nearby and nanyang said to the boy
hey you and the boy turned his head and nine he answered is just not the immutable knowledge of all buddhas
and then he said what buddha and the boy hesitated
yeah no
and wandered off in confusion and he said is is not do on the mental affliction of ignorance
when rate
reconvene after lunch and like to talk about how the
a fundamental connection of ignorance and the immutable knowledge of all buddhas other
not separate
and how
a completely include each other and
and how he can how we can live there with that
that non separation
sometimes we may feel okay i got the immutable knowledge barbuda of got got them fundamental affliction ignorance or at least i got ignorance i never got the fundamental affliction of england but i got that part and don't anymore thanks
i'd liked i'd like to be over i'd like to get over to the immutable knowledge of buddhist part
for some people might feel like or if i was over the beautiful knowledge buddha bar apartheid i would just be over there and stay over there and stay away from the other one
they're not
they're very intimate there's no separation
that non separation is ah
and heard and of consciousness as and that teaching is coming from the immutable knowledge of all buddhas but the immutable knowledgeable buddhas can appear in and of consciousness
where there seems to be like things existing on their whole and so on a fundamental afflictions there but the teaching actually is appearing in the realm of fundamental affliction
sorry are about to look up more
this afternoon i mean what are the afternoon after lunch
it's sir
not sure exactly how much time in in for lunch
when do you think forty five minutes is enough
let's put it this way
is forty five minutes not enough
you want an hour
so way second
i we are you i
thirty thirty seconds more soon
let's put it this way which and with when i first to let's put this way i was gonna put it this way but i just wish to the other way non went back to this way let's put it this way
come back whenever you want
and sit here
in your seat and when most of us are back
we'll go to town