Forza21 Posted December 2, 2022 Share Posted December 2, 2022 (edited) Does it resonate for you? I also find this quotes of "dream of God" or "play of God" etc slightly off, as it might imply some duality - God as some kind of "background" of appearance itself. This one puts in quite nicely. What do you guys think? Quote So called 'God' or intelligent Mind is empty of its own existence apart from Dharma, is not something changeless and independent, and is not some sort of source acting behind the scenes or pulling the strings. Because this vast impersonal intelligence is so magnificent, powerful and impersonal, it can give the impression that we are all just the dream or expression of a Universal Mind of God, and if we follow this 'personification' and 'reification' we may start to think whether we are living in a matrix, a dream of Shiva for no other reason than his own enjoyment. But we are not the play or lila of a Brahman, there is no need to personify or reify this at all. This intelligence IS the miracle of manifestation. The divine has no face of its own, and yet every face is the face of divinity. There is no I, no perceiver, or a controller of this spontaneous intelligent happening. Living this is living in complete ecstasy and joy born of this total intelligence, life and clarity.In anatta there is a feeling of divinity, of being the one intelligence, god, mind, life, awareness etc but not as a background but purely as all ongoing appearances. As Rongzom Pandita said, all appearances are divine. If there is a feeling of eternity it is not of an unchanging background but of infinite interpenetration of time and space and as if past present future are inseparable from this moment. If no background and no entity is not clear, this feeling of all pervading divinity easily gets reified into either a universal mind or solipsist thinking. Or an ultimate background behind everything. Which is all forms of inherency and subtle duality thinking. All is the one life one intelligence one clarity flow. Hence with anatta insight, naturally one eats god, taste god, see god, smell god, sleep god. Liberate god - for god has no face of its own, only infinite faces. To be restricted in anyway, such as grasping at an image of awareness as a formless background, is to impose artificial limitations and separation on awareness and miss out the vibrant textures and forms of awareness. In truth there is no one face of god but ten thousand faces. soure:http://www.awakeningtoreality.com/2015/03/vast-impersonal-intelligence_18.html?fbclid=IwAR0PfOjAuarHxVaWT3NJJoTs6k_MchkejDb74ezDnP8vg0jRGUQGSodHFzwhttps://www.awakeningtoreality.com/2022/06/wrote-to-christian-mystic.html?fbclid=IwAR3X8ZztPfEH0YIpUD5RFgQjBR_YdlJCURDUz88RVbm8DoNkQIhnKWUoyO8 and also 7 stages of Enlightenmenthttp://www.awakeningtoreality.com/2007/03/thusnesss-six-stages-of-experience.html Edited December 2, 2022 by Forza21 Quote Mention Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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