The Dawning Of Our True Nature

When in meditation, thoughts subside and stillness is found. Stillness, if not observed, can easily turn into a state of vacancy, of not knowing, of being oblivious, of suspended animation. We have gone from one extreme to another, from being aware and interested to falling into emptiness, a voidness.

Understanding the relationship between emptiness and awareness is of utmost importance – and a bit of a shock.

Emptiness is absolute reality.
Awareness is relative reality.

These two need to be seen as a unity, in order to understand the precise of subtle truth. The Buddha said, “Not too tight and not too loose.”

Noting this state of vacancy, look into that which is aware of this vacancy. It is empty awareness itself: that empty awareness is the unity of emptiness and awareness, and is therefore pure awareness. When empty awareness is experienced, by resting without modifying or contaminating, our true nature dawns. The experiencer dissolves into pure experience.

If we are looking for something more than this, then we miss the whole point. Feeling guilty, half hearted, unworthy, unhappy and cold, we look for something easier, something more familiar. We get involved with something ‘else’, and become excited, worthy and hot – which eventually creates more dissatisfaction. This our samsaric existence.

One day, the truth will dawn.

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  1. crestedduck says:

    Why is it that some constantly consciously keep trying to understand reality and why things happen , while at same time seek to improve this life for ourselves , as well as raise up the rest of society too ?
    I found the relative and absolute answer to that question here in the bible : Romans 8:29-31
    29~ For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; 30~ and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.31~ What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

    • tony says:

      Hello Rob,
      It can seem that we lead two lives, which enhance one another. One is to be a decent helpful human being, and the other developing inner spiritual awareness.

      Being a decent helpful human being helps us to be more spiritually aware, and being more spiritually aware, makes us decent helpful human beings.

      It’s win-win situation!

      What is against us?
      It is our limited fixed concepts about ourselves. We are both jailer and liberator with the key to the unlimited.


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