Transforming the Mind of Delusion 

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i think this is the last scheduled class for the series set right

the bow tie

here in summary
we've been studying the mind of delusion
and in a way we've been studying the mines the minds of delusion
because it's two basic kinds of minds of delusion there's the unconscious
mine delusion
ah conscious mind of a delusion
there's an and conscious awareness and awareness it's unconscious as vaguely barely conscious
and there's an active consciousness
which is aware of specific objects
we've been studying how these
ah core arise were studying their causation
some people will say that the basic teaching of the enlightened ones is the teaching of causation
and as we started the teaching of causation week
we realize the teaching of the ultimate truth we become ready for the teaching of ultimate truth we become ready to realize the ultimate truth
there's a teaching about how the diluted mine arises and there's a teaching him how the diluted mine is transformed
and how we can be free of the mind delusion
we're studying the source of unwholesome
harmful states of mind
and we're studying also those unwholesome destructive state of mind and how the source
for harmful states of mind for states of suffering for for state of active
awareness of the of suffering that the source of this is the results of these active states
and that is
and the source
which supports these active states of suffering is constantly being transformed by this active states of suffering and the way we practice with them
and teachings have been given
to these active states of suffering to these active afflicted processes teachings com
into the world which is created
by the mind of delusion
teachings enter the world of the mine of delusion
the world created by the mind of delusion
and these teachings come from the realization
but the understanding and transformation of the mind of delusion
the teachers are not outside or inside the world created by delusion
the understanding of the mind of delusion and the liberation from it had the ability to enter and wakened deluded beings to the teaching which encourages them to study
the mind of affliction
a mind of destructiveness
i last week i was emphasizing and at the beginning to
some exercises some exercises for entering into
the process of creation of the mind
and proposing that entering into this game of
of creation
is where understanding is living
and were trashed formation and freedom
where we're liberating transformations are living their living in the creative process
tonight i just want to briefly mentioned
a translation of nature
which cost something like to play the game of creation
a sacred yes is necessary

to play the game of creation a sacred yes is necessary
i don't know what the original german was he said this in also sprach zarathustra
moment by moment
according to this teaching
we need to say yes
when secure she was sometimes i heard him talk about receiving the teachings of for bodhisattvas
receiving the body sought but teachings receding the boys out for precepts
i think he said something like
it's necessary to say yes
he's not like saying i'm forcing you to receive these precepts
it's just that when the teacher says will you receive these precepts will you receive these teachings is necessary to say yes
you don't have to say well i maybe i will or am i would but i'm not sure i can practice slumps i don't want to say yes i receive something that i can't follow through on and so on
that's okay to say those things
but they're not necessary you don't have to say them you have to say yes though
necessarily say yes it's necessary i think i can remember him saying you gotta be like a child
like you want to go to the park yes want to walk the walk away yes want to save all sentient beings yes
this is not cynical response to the moment
this is a kind of childlike response not childish
the moment the moments that we experience generally speaking their childish moments their childish their foolish me
diluted moments
but we need to say yes to them
in order to what in order to enter into the dependent arising of them
we need to say yes to the teachings about them you want to hear some teachings about to panic or arising

and then when you hear them you want to practice them
jumanji enter the realm where they're actually living

i'm think need you also says something like
the child his innocence
is forgetting he is starting of starting right now for the first time
the remember when i first came to zen center there was a i think an
science man over it
you see medical center in san francisco and he came to zen center and he did some tests on on some meditators
we had heard as a result of these tests one of the test is they put the wires up to see what kind of response isn't a mind on the meditator when they ring a bell
and then they also do the same tests with non meditators
why not very good meditators
so one of one of the results i heard was that when you ring a bell and yet in a person who's not meditating you get a spur response may be measured in ten ten units of response when you ring it again and again nine maybe you ring it again
again and get eight and it keep ringing and pretty soon the bell goes often
it's almost no response
but are the meditator during it and get a ten you bring it to get a tan he rang it to get a ten hearing it you get a tan in other words that they don't they don't just stay on say oh i heard that before
mean being their nervous system doesn't say well
yeah that's that again

and yet they're com
the other person might become too but the meditators com but also alert and responsive
like a child
who can do things over and over and over and over and over
there was a
on youtube recently there was a
one of the things was child laughing hysterically to rip being paper being torn
so this child's there with an adult man who who rips and paper in front of the child and the child starts laughing the erupts some more and the child laughs more and your if some more in the child last mourn and he's laughing to just gives roofing the paper the child keeps being surprised
by ines like every time the paper get a grip the charges like polish totally amazed at the that this the world can be pulled apart like that and distinct it's very funny and just gives laughing laughing and doesn't stop laughing and but the for some reason they stopped camera

child is observing the pinnacle rising
and been surprised by it
there's also probably pictures of ripping paper and crime
that can happen to of course

how's because this is the last class for those of you who are going to be reading
the english translation of the my on us on gras
the english translation of embracing the great vehicle to and mentioned you that there's in the first chapter
there's quite a bit of in a sense
apologetic type of file
discussion whether the body sought for who wrote this is
justifying the teaching because it's a new teaching
ah both trying to point out that the buddha did teach this and also trying to point out the necessity for the teaching of the unconscious
star how the storehouse unconscious mind
trying to point out that without this unconscious mind
the actual process of delusion and the actual process of getting into situations of suffering would not be would be impossible
but also
ah how
worldly progress and worldly degeneration would be impossible but also how liberation from the process would be impossible
without this the storehouse consciousness
he also points out that it is possible to become free
of this process of delusion without receiving the teaching
of the storehouse consciousness
in other words this storehouse conscience can be transformed even if you don't get the teaching about the storehouse consciousness
what even though you haven't received a teaching and you become free of the process
by other teachings in fact the way you become free
would not happen if there weren't the storehouse consciousness you might have some other story about how you became free or how how freedom was attained but he suggesting
and if any story you tell about how you become free as a sentient being without this teaching is actually
not correct
but you can become free without hearing this teaching
but in order to make a buddha in order to become most helpful in this world he suggesting we need this teaching
of the unconscious resultant mind the unconscious mind which is the result of all past karma
of all of us we need that mind in order to on
in order to realize buddhahood and also in order to do the work of realizing boyhood because it's possible to attain a lesser liberation and think that that's enough
a lesser amazing wonderful state of freedom and think it's enough unless you've heard this teaching and then you realize that this teaching was actually being enacted in your liberation and that your liberation is not yet complete then fact
this mind has not been completely transformed and then tell us completely transformed you're not done
you haven't done your job so he talks about the people who betaine liberation without this teaching and he says that they still fulfill their basic commitment and a basic commitment is to become personally liberated and one person liberated they are very helpful benefices
beings in the world
but they think they're done and they're not borders
for those who wished to be bodhisattvas and live for the welfare of all beings
this teachings this teaching shows them why and how
why they must become buddha and how they can become

ah for the sake of the recording sheet she read somewhere that the idea that the our heart is in completely liberated is incorrect
yeah so i'm not saying that the are heart is incomplete liberated and mark the the sondern or more china sutra upon which this text is based it says that the liberation bodies of the our hearts and the liberation bodies of the buddha or the same
so it says and sutra in that sector that my on cetera
that the our hearts and the project buddha's have the same liberation body as the buddhism buddhist do not have incomplete liberation bodies
which is called the dom chi or down the body or body of truth and that body of truth is not the same body as their liberation body they have liberation bodies and this
this buddha body the true buddha body they have that body to and that body
it's not the same body is this liberation body but it said that the liberation bodies of the hearers of the strava cause is the same as an aberration body of the borders
they are completely liberated
but they're not buddhists
and bodhisattvas wish to become buddhas because the our hearts all got to be our hearts because of a buddha or because of buddha's so but he sought this wish to make more our hearts like buddhists do but bodhisattvas was also wish to help people who are not interested in being our hearts
who wanna be
and that's a different process and that process requires this teaching according to a song doesn't say in i remember saying in the sutra you must have the teaching of elia virginiana in order to
become a buddha i don't remember saying that but it does it is the sutures it
first most clearly introduces this teaching
now i'd like to tell you some really difficult thing in the last class
and for the thing is is that there's two levels of dependent core arising within the storehouse consciousness
so this text is saying that in the great vehicle there is a teaching about dependent core arising
and in the earlier teachings
there was also a teaching of dependent arising
teaching a mechanical rising again seems to have banned the central teaching
along with perhaps you could say along with selflessness seem to be the central constructive or positive teaching of the border
one is one teaching is about the way things art
the other teaching is but the way things appear to be or how they come to appear and disappear
so there is a teaching of the pinnacle arising in the early buddhism and and and the great vehicle now there is another teaching of dependent arising and that is a teaching a dependent core rising
within or about or including the teaching of the dependent or arising it's talking about dependent pinnacle rising within the storehouse consciousness and a song of the author of this text such as the most profound and subtle teaching independent cauterizing is the one
within the storehouse consciousness is the one that includes
and are clear articulation of an unconscious as part of the panic or arising
and then he says there's two levels of this dependent horizon

two levels of the pentacle arising within the storehouse consciousness
one kind is called the
the the pentacle rising which or which distinguishes essences
where you could say yeah the dependent core arising in which essences are being distinguished
the other kind of depending core in the second kind which is kind of like the first kind in the sense of historically it's the one that people are most aware of but it's called the second kind in this book the second kind of dependent arising is it penn quarter rising in terms of
ah discriminating pleasant and unpleasant
hey so one kind of dependent arising in the storehouse consciousness is about distinguishing or
a portioning or distributing essences to things
self nature's to things
the other kind of the pentagon arising is dependent core rising which
distinguishes pleasant unpleasant or which
a portions pleasant and unpleasant
a minute
i just let me say little bit more i'll give you examples
hey so i've told you these two types now
the pinnacle rising that distinguishes essences
means that
the arising of all things is supported upon the container consciousness
for it the dependency container consciousness is the cause of distinguishing essences
all things that's that's the first type the second type
is that was distinguishes pleasant unpleasant is the twelve fold the pinnacle arising for it distinguishes various different causes for pleasant and unpleasant in the good and excuse the expression evil destinies
okay so the example for the
so in the the example for the second type die with the second one which is the traditional one is that there's a twelve for chain of causation
and it starts with
the basic affliction of ignorance and based on the basic affliction of ignorance
they're living in ignorance they're living in believing in a self
because of that they suffer and then that leads to action and action then has a result of consciousness
and then follows and that consciousness that results
from the action based on ignorance is the storehouse consciousness
and then based on the storehouse consciousness all these active states of consciousness arise
and then several moore's phases are spoken of in this process a dependent or arising now of the active states the next one's called name and form which is cycle is the psychophysical active consciousnesses the next one comes is the six base six sense bases in the next one that comes
as contact and the next one that comes as feeling so these are a for at the four part articulation of the process by which the active consciousnesses arise from consciousness arise from what consciousness in this team this tax now we say it's arising from a liar because a liar he
is a resultant consciousness what does it result from it results from karma or kind of karma karma which is coming from ignorance
so goes ignorance or affliction
carmen do something about it and the result in the karma's again active consciousness but the first time it's mentioned it's not articulated into the for different parts is just an act action which means active consciousness and has a result which is called consciousness based on that based on that consciousness now we have now
no a more articulated version of the active consciousnesses and following them culminating in feeling
what kind of feeling pleasant and unpleasant and an indeterminate so that's the story of the arising a pleasant and unpleasant feelings and then following these pleasant and unveiling pleasant feelings comes
more affliction what kind of affliction
clean and a result of this karma of craving and cleaning this afflicted process now
we have
karma more calm and he altered this karma we have birth
and then we have aging old age sickness and death and all other kinds of suffering which are based on the results of karma which are based on afflicted ignorance which are based on
which is based on this unconscious a liar
which is a result
previous karma which will arise from ignorance so this straw for chain he starts out with with an abbreviated version of the whole cycle
affliction action result affliction action result ignorance karma consciousness what consciousness a liar a lie
the active consciousnesses are not the result of active consciousnesses
the active consciousness business model are the result of the result of the active consciousnesses
that's part of this his teachings about if you say that the active consciousnesses are the result of the active consciousness is it doesn't make sense because the active challenges when they go away did not make a very good cause for the arising of active consciousness but the elia which is the result of active consciousness will be
be the result of active consciousness which is a lie i will be in the next moment
not only the results of the last moment but the results of all the moments because it isn't just what you didn't last moment that gives rise to the present moment as you may have noticed
i can you think i'm going to be nice to and so in the next moment you aren't necessarily going to be nice especially if you were mean to so and so millions of times before
and then you thought i'm going to be nice for now on so and so and then bam you're not that's because your wish to be nice although it does have effects and does transform this consciousness
it transforms a just a little
and what
all the other times when you didn't think about being kind they're also there along with this
one or more times when you thought have been kind so that's the dependent core arising in terms of distinguishing wholesome and unwholesome in terms of assures me pleasant and unpleasant or agreeable disagreeable and that goes along with his active karmic states
the other kind and that
and so now i'm presenting to you a that to to look at that twelve for chain of causation which many have you seen before but now look at it in terms of
first there's active content vs
the basic affliction of ignorance in the basic of and flickers of ignorance is not according again
i'm talking about this the second type of the pinnacle rising which is really similar to the ancient early buddhist teaching and clinical rising but this time it's different
because we're saying this this consciousness which it which is called basic of basic affliction of ignorance it's a type of consciousness which carries the ignorance but that basic ignorance that
basic affliction of ignorance is not the storehouse consciousness
it's not the storehouse consciousness as as came up in a glass we could week before the storehouse consciousness is comically indeterminate and the storehouse consciousness is undefiled
however it carries the results of all defiled states but in itself is undefiled
now we're starting number one defilement
what development the defilement of ignorance the fundamental defilement ignorance their secondary defilements just greed hate and delusion greed and hate are also defilements envy and jealousy and
in violence and they're also defilements but the fundamental affliction is ignorance and that's not a liar and based on that fundamental affliction
action arises and based on that the results of that are based on that the results of that is the elia and then based on that is the active consciousnesses
and then the active consciousnesses
lead to results which again lead to more affliction which lead to more karma which lead to more
results and so on that's the one type of kind of girl rising
the other type however is different the other type is
the process by which
based on
past discriminations
of self
there's now a present discriminate there's a present attribution of self to some object of active awareness
and so on in the second type is not so much about these destinies
these situations in which we're experiencing positive and negative sensation and we're we're doing wholesome and unwholesome comments more talking about how
the states arise from elia and how the states transform a lie and how allies supports the arising of states and how in this process
there it there is an attribution of essences to thanks in this process
but the dependent core arising is more spoken of in terms of haul these two types of consciousness our co evolving and co-creating each other now as we said before there's another type of consciousness which is called
manas and there's two types of manas one is the serving as the organ
for the arising a mind consciousness
and the other kind of and also it serves as the immediate and a kick antecedent condition for all the sense consciousnesses
the second kind of manas which carries the ignorance
and the second kind of manas co-exists with bought these types of dependent arising
so in one case
in a sense the manas in filing manas is the first link in the twelve full chain
and that for the first link in the twelve volt chain is doesn't isn't just there in the first link is just in the first link all we're talking about is a consciousness which is defiled by ignorance as all
and the consciousness as to file by ignorance is
you know the consciousness which are really carries the ignorance is models for in the sense in the trial for chain of causation in this teaching here the first step is this defiled mind called manas the second step is active consciousness a third step is a result of active
consciousness which will now be the support for the rising a more active consciousness in the first type of dependent quarter rising going back to the first one this process by which these two types of consciousness conscious the unconscious cognition and the conscious cognition the way they worked together the manas is there too
the man is there to and it is defiling the active states
but also
the muslim the elia is supporting its life
but the lie is not to file by it
so the martin the leia can support and undefiled state
and if we study the creative process by which the unconscious gives rise to the conscious and the conscious in the present or the unconscious our past gives rise to our present active consciousness if we study this process by which that happens by which and by which active consciousness transforms our past consciousness
with or past which is the consciousness which is the results of all action
this the filings mind will be abandoned
and the process of attributing essences
well cease

if we studied the process by which the unconscious and conscious are mutually causing each other
study that process not really studying how they're being defiled by this other consciousness
to study the process by which they co-create each other the mind which carries the idea of independent self will be abandoned
that mind which carries the independent self will not be able to live
in fact the mind which attributes which carries the fundamental ignorance and wish to files minds does not live in the creative process by which
i actually active consciousness is arise and influence
the storehouse consciousness and the storehouse consciousness supports the active consciousness and is influenced by them the actual cause causal relationship between these two types of consciousness the actual causality and the actual creativity of it there's no place for self there
but the thing that holds herself and suffers with the self
gets abandoned as we get more and more into the process of this this creative process it gets you could say burned up
but that's not the end of the creative process
and when it gets burned up shortly after getting burned up relatively shortly after getting burned up like in the story of the buddha in the first
teaching that he gave one of the people he was teaching five people in one of the people in that conversation
that he was having listening to him one of the people just listening to talk about causation in the first talk which is just you know if you write the talk down it's only like two pages in english so i by the ended by the tiny finish that talk one of them had already abandoned this
maness he he talked this guy these four people through the process enough for one of to enter it and it and find a place where there's no defiling mind where there's no ignorance where there's no belief in self
and and then within a short time the other for also entered that place of creativity that teaching of causation and became liberated and within a bot a month or so all of them had not only entered the place and become liberated from this to defilement but had exercised at all the way to the point of our hardship this
four stages in one of the entered the first stage of of liberation in in one talk of all of them entered all five four stages
within a month or so according to them
the tradition
this is an example where they heard this other teaching they did not hear the teaching of elia apparently in that story
so the teaching of elia would go beyond this this liberation state and work
in the form of transforming the entire leia which means working to transform the entire world the entire enclosure world that people live in
the tight the entire world that that not enlightened people live in
that the boys advocates working on that world even if they themselves are free of this defiled maness and they would study this these two types of dependent core arising in this enclosure within a liar the boys are france are studying both types of the pinnacle rising there
during the one by which you get into the states of pleasant and unpleasant wholesome and unwholesome and they're studying the process by which the undefiled neutral on conscious gives rise to wholesome and unwholesome states but the emphasis here is not in the first type of different girl rising is not in the wholesomeness and unwholesome
this is not an a destinies that you get into by this process it's on the process of attributing the essence
and to find the place in the process where there isn't any
and there isn't any really in the fullness of the process
but the other ones important too because that's where people are are certain are really into and stuck in their suffering so they also work in that realm
so those that got a big teaching i offer you it that and that section nineteen twenty twenty one and two thousand and two in chapter one
by decide to give that to you because if you read it without this it wouldn't be so clear as it is now
was your hand raised

yes definitely

links yeah


okay ah

the one about the essence is why
yeah yeah
right but again here i'm emphasizing that the the way of seeing that is not just it is by to actually enter into the creative process by which by which
our active consciousness is rising
which again at the beginning i say in order to do that we have to say we have to give and niches word a sacred yes to these active states these active afflicted states of mind and body we have to say yes i'm gonna study this yes i'm in a practice with this yes i'm in a practice with this
and yes i'm a practice with this and yes i'm going to practice with this
and if you say maybe yes i'm going a practice with maybe
and if you say i'm not going to yes i'm going to practice with i'm not going to no matter what comes
we need to source okay i'm gonna start over with this and to the practice
yes elena


are they part of the process of delusion
of evolution
yes they are but apparently they do not understand language so this instruction apparently they they cannot read it received directly
they can only receive it indirectly
through the people who can hear it
so if if we hear it and we practice with it then our practice
affects them but they but the inner
but the teaching is primarily geared for these linguistic beings which are humans and hopefully
the as we get better this practice we will be able to pair them to some day be able to receive teachings
are there anything to other things you like to bring up
and then he also iraq if you have any suggestions on where to go from here i'm an i'm plan to continue studying is taxed but on
if you don't want me to do it in yoga room in your home and or some other kinds of things in the yoga room i am happy to do that because i'm gonna be
you know because i have other venues to do this teaching but i'm gonna keep going forward in this text
i'm very enthusiastic about it i'm like a little kid
we've bought this tax i just think it's i just i'm really impressed it really is offering some
wonderful new perspectives wonderful subtleties on
on the buddhist teaching
this person a song of wrote it is a you know
like a pay especially in his first chapter he's quite logical in explaining why it doesn't make sense that things are going the way they're going if you don't have this this storehouse consciousness involved in your explanation if you just think see the way to the world works and the way people suffer in the way they get in trump
cool and the way some people get freed you would not be able understand how they get in trouble you will not be able to correctly understand your explanation of how they get in trouble and how they become free would not hold water without this teaching he says and he quite logical about it hurts somebody may disagree
good but he's definitely raising reasoning and a very intense away but this person who's reasoning
it's a bodhisattva is a person who hum
it just happened to be a very ah
enthusiastic about studying the buddhist teaching and he did study the buddha's teaching
but he felt ah
some lack and has understanding some lack in his practice and he felt he somehow had a vision or something that an order to really entered the deepest possible meaning
of the buddha's teaching he had to meet the future buddha
the next border
so this is a presence living in india or southeast asia around the third century
or the fourth century i should say in the common era
ah really into buddhist studies really enthusiastic
and he gets his idea has to meet the future buddha now
he was not i don't think he was that yet and i don't i don't know if you as yet i'm a practitioner of the mahayana but where there's mahayana are not in the buddhist teaching the buddha said the next buddha is going to be called my trail which means it's related to the word my tree or mutta it means loving kind
nurse the next board is going to be called loving kindness after i die the shocking the buddha said the next time there's a buddha around here
and now after this whole situation falls apart and we start whole new cycle the next mood is going to become my trail
and sanga
the author this text heard about that believed in that and felt like he needed to meet this bodhisattva this bodhisattva who's kind of in the wings waiting for his turn to be buddha
and he went he gave up his studies and is teaching us ardea noted teacher of buddhist doctrine and went into a cave where he basically prayed and invited this bodyshop for the common meet him and he did so for three years and
after three years the bodhisattva not come and he said okay i give up and he was leaving his meditation area but something happened some something on amazing auspicious thing happened which made him feel like okay three more years and he did he practiced
various types of visualizations and invitations tried to imagine all possible ways to make this bodies up a willing to come and be with him and help him understand the teaching
i think maybe like the teachings that there were mahayana teachings at this time like the project upon me during the lotus sutra he didn't understand them well enough craters own humble opinion so i spent three more years and again he gave up
and again he was leaving his retreat and again something happened that made him feel like you should go back into the cave
and he did for three more years and then after nine years he also decided to give up and he left and then again something happened and he went back for
three more
then after twelve he again to decide to quit and he left
and this time he ran into a dog
lying on the road
and the dog was some really
in ill health and it had sores all over it and
maggots had moved into the sores
and i guess he didn't know
back in those days it didn't they weren't as smart as we are
he didn't know the maggots clean the wounds
they do
he thought the maggots were not doing very well we're weren't helping the dog out so he decided he was gonna clean the maggots out of the dogs wounds but then as he started to do it he realized he would hurt the maggots and it didn't want to hurt the maggots so you removed them with his tongue
and as he was removing them with the tongue i believe the something like the dog started to look change
and then dog changed into this celestial bodies sought for the next buddha
and my tray said
why didn't you come earlier
and my traders said i was always with you the whole time soon as you went into the surgery strict started to go to the cave i was with you but your compassion was not sufficient for you to see me
and my tray was happy to meet my i mean maitreya was happy to meet us ongoing saga was happy to meet my trail by son couldn't believe that the my tray had been there at the whole time with them
so he weren't so he's gonna test it's going to bring my tray into a town and show people my tray to see if those people could see him so he took my tray with him
into the town and in said here look folks look at maitreya buddha the future buddha's here
and everybody in town thought he was crazy because all they saw was this very sick dog over his shoulder
and my try said see
so then anyway this amazing creature hung out with this amazing creature this dependently car isn't bodhisattva named of sanga spent quite a bit of time with this dependently is and body sought by called my trail
they went to a study sec as study place which is called to she to heaven and their the and there
my trail gave a song of various teachings and the saga came back from that heavenly realm and wrote them down on the land of india and we have those texts that he wrote basic basically he was the might he was
the future buddha's on menu answers
so he wrote them down and we have them and these or something we can study in the future for example the obvious on my are langara is one of them
and then the song started writing some text on his own
and when he had difficulty like you when he was reading this text this is is right this is not
a written by the future buddha this is written by the bodhisattva sanga and we had when he got to difficult parts in here he would i invited my tray to come and help him so this has actually written by a sanga with my tray has help so it's really quite a
good nice opportunity for us here
so anyway i i i i'm intending to keep studying this
not just to sort of what he called
the bull headed about it
but because i wanted
i actually want to end if you study with me in some venue or other that will encourage me and your questions and comments and
you know your experiences shared with me encourage me to keep going ah i
so with your help i will continue to go through this text as and we've just done the first so far this class we've just on the first five sections although i just didn't jump to section nineteen two thousand and twenty one and turn to although the i just covered chip section nineteen and i just did section nineteen tonight
and i also went to the end
ah yes the last week in week before
it's a lot more material in this text the first chapter but as basically it's encouragement to study the process
the dependent core rising
of the of the afflicted consciousnesses together with this
the storehouse consciousness which yourself is not really afflicted it's not really the filed its undefiled
the results the results of defiled activity
our undefiled
when you go to these destinies i was surprised to hear this when i was studying teachings on these destinies when you go to the human realm the human realm this is one lot of us are familiar with when you go to heaven
when you go to the animal realm when you go to hungry ghost realm when you go to hell the state of hell
undefiled neutral
hell is undefiled
it's suffering non-stop no pleasure not even any neutral sensation it's non-stop pain it's non-stop alienation it's non-stop torment it's non-stop destruction of life life it's it's a kind of life this to
it's the worst
sort of not really the worst a table worse later
what is it the result hell is the result is a result in state
and that result the state of hell is supported by a storehouse consciousness
but the result in state of held the destiny itself is not an active state the result that is the destiny is not an active state it is a world
and the world undefiled neutral and then in the world elia supports the arising of defiled active consciousness and defiled active consciousness can be wholesome or unwholesome
but the result of wholesome defiled action
is undefiled and neutral and the results of wholesome action to filed wholesome action is undefiled neutral and the results of indeterminate
the filed action is undefiled neutral
and undefiled neutral results support the arising of more defiled states
what can be wholesome or unwholesome and neutral wholesome states the file wholesome states and the results of undefiled neutral container consciousness
the files on wholesome states have the result of undefiled neutral container consciousness and and that undefiled neutral sick container guides just gives rise to more defiled states and then once again if you're in this process at the center of this process and the middle of their process the gets burned away
so we need to say yes yes yes yes yes yes yes to what's going on the weekend enter into
the process of purification
in this
the panic or arising
of storehouse consciousness act of consciousness
for our consciousness active consciousness storehouse consciousness round and round
so the first chapter is about this process encouraging us to enter the second chapter is distinguishing
the different characters of the things that arise from this creative process the third chapter is about how to enter into the character of the things that arise from this creative process and so on
but this first chapter in some sense we we always have to take care of his first chapter and the in practice we always have to be
if to in other words for the for the practice to really work we have to be involved in creation we have to be artists
and then in that process we can bring in these other teachings gosh we fold the other teachings into the process but what's going on what we've been talking by so far doesn't stop when you move into the next chapter

it's not created by results results results of karma karma is is wholesome or unwholesome an indeterminate or neutral three kinds of karma
until we until we have entered into and understand the creative process of dependent core rising
our states are defiled by a belief in self so our states or until we understand this process our consciousnesses are more or less to filed
even though we might not be greedy or angry we were still defiled if we don't really understand the insubstantial any of all things and these things arose in the first type of defendant or arising these things are rose by attributing essences to them that's how everything arises now we got this
situation where things have arisen by apportioning essences now we need to enter into the creative process and abandoned the essence attributing part of the process
and the results results are
undefiled neutral results aren't really wholesome karma results of of wholesome karma art wholesome karma their the results of awesome com
so pain is not itself comically negative or positive
it tends to be the results of unwholesome karma but it itself is not unwholesome karma
and it's not defiled in itself as a result
but our actions
aren't i received this to filing
influence our belief in herself
well again defile there's there's two kinds of the file
there's ah well this this
there's three kinds of of defilement
are the three kinds of affliction to the second

yeah there's three kinds of defilement
have i think i've been on
i'll do some research on this produced three kinds of defilement there's defilement of
there's defilement of of ignorance they've defilement of karma and there's defilement of as you say
yeah let's say there are three kinds of found the family of of ignorance defilement of action and defilement of result
the way say it would be
yeah i say that there are three kinds of found some defilement means
the word for defilement
is a closure
and there's a slightly different worry which is called some closure which we could translate as affliction

pain is a feeling feelings are in themselves are not defined
would be on a construction
ah of the pain
it would be a suffering in addition to the pain and suffering in addition to penn would be similar to this suffering and addition to pleasure
so when there's pleasure there's one kind of pain one kind of suffering when there's painters also suffering that and the windows neutral sensation is also suffering but the suffering and case of positive negative and neutral sensation the suffering is basically the same suffering
when you're in pain yep the suffering of pain when you're in pleasure you have the suffering of pleasure
when you're in pena of the suffering of maybe wishing that it would go away or wishing that it wouldn't last when you have the bring you pleasure yeah the suffering of wishing it would last or being afraid of go away or when it does go away he suffer and neutral sensation you have the the pain
have been a condition being
but believing that year not conditioned
your basic belief in yourself as being insulted by conditionality so that's painful so the disc the discomfort
that goes with any feeling
comes from a defilement that goes with any feeling so because we believe in itself all of our different feelings
our painful but the pain itself is not the defilement and mere fact the pain is an indication of the defilement
the pain is an indication that we do not really understand pain pleasure or neutral sensation it
and the way to understand
the nature of pain pleasure neutral sensation is by saying yes to pain pleasure and neutral sensation and entering into the creative process by which these results these feelings arise

the basic defilement his belief in itself

i can't use the word defilement in in what definition
i said
are the definition of defilement his ignorance
the basic
type of defilement his ignorance

and then there's other kinds of defilement like hatred is a defilement and greed is it founded in laziness is a defilement and lack of faith as a fire defilement
selfishness is a defilement and visit defilement jealousies and defilement
why is a defilement
violence is a defilement these are defilements the basic one is ignorance or delusion
and those ways a being the file the living big
they constrict and distort and in confine
they are that they are the
there in that sense they're also afflictions
there there the source of pain
he did you look he makes sense now
and all these all of our active states
are afflicted as long as there's a belief in self coexisting with them
and the
and the fact that we have
in the past had these afflicted defiled states of mind
are supporting us the rising a more now
yes yes
sure now it now and and later yes


my question for you to think about is wouldn't have engaged you if you hadn't heard the previous teachings

okay well that's kind of what i feel like i'm doing is give you mostly my interpretation and because i we just did this five sections in this in these six week class we just do the first five sections with a couple a couple sally's into for as the rest of the cit the chapter so we have not really going line by line
and i even those five sections we haven't gone through line by limes but i understand that it doesn't work to go line by line in a situation like this i don't want you all to have your books in front of you
the books i tell you about just see you know where i'm coming from because i am going through this line by line over and over line by line older and of line by line i'm doing that in this leads me to them be able to talk to you
without going through line by line because i almost memorize the text so that i don't have to read it line by line in order to speak the text to you
so i'm not going to go to the line by line in in any situation there's one group or were going through line by where there's two groups for i'm going through line-by-line but there's a really small groups and everybody's got the book
but so i am trying to not go through line by line but occasionally i'd tell you the quote here or there like i did tonight i told you about those two types of to panic pinnacle arising
and i so i went through line by line but adjusted for sentences
so if you don't want to hear any if you'd like to hear none let me know
because that i gave you a little bit of the actual text the most of the i said wasn't was my
my reputation my understanding lot of what i said is not in the text lot of what i said about the text is not in a text
just like a saga is telling us things which are not in any sutra he is saying things
based on why study he saying things that he feels makes sense that aren't anywhere else and based on my study of this and other techs i'm telling you things that aren't in this text
but i hear what you're saying and i actually i'm trying to do that so like a green gulch i gave a talk to and people walked into and first time during ultimately talked about this text but
you know
it doesn't work to go through the line by line i understand thank you
it doesn't go to work to go through line by line on as everybody's got the book basically
or unless we just do one line and we say it over and over again until everybody's memorized it and then we study that one line i would probably work also
what that i thank you for this this night many of you
i have come back after vacations and so on
but this final classes well attended and i appreciate you hang in there to the end and if you have any further requests or instructions on what you like me to teach her in berkeley i'm welcome i don't have to do this text i will be doing in other places but i couldn't do more of this
i could do more teachings or you're coming from this text and not and if you'd like to have less on the text and more on me who happens to be reading it
we can go that way
the latest kid
name rob who happens to study this stuff
i give very much