Finding The Buddha In The Mud
There are many spiritual paths offering vertical approaches to spirituality, where we do this and then this, and we get this – if we are lucky. The ‘lateral’ approach to spirituality is a matter of starting at the origin by asking what is obscuring this. We get to the heart of the matter by being introduced to the nature of mind through the direct pointing-out instruction.
First, we need a little warm up. We must see the mind at work: our goal and our path and our realisation are right here, right now. There is nothing to believe in, but just to see. Right here, right now is Buddha nature, which is pure consciousness.