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Vast open awareness ~ Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

The sense of us being very separate – I have ‘my’ consciousness or ‘my’ Buddha nature, and you have your ‘own’ Buddha nature, and they are all separate little Buddha natures – is due to our deluded conceptual thinking mind, our duality. That is the basis of our ignorance, that we do experience ourselves as separate entities, like little globules in the ocean.

The experience of our unborn awareness, the Nature of the Mind, the Buddha nature, is exactly that sense of separation dissolves. That’s why it is called non-dualistic. Because there is no subject – ‘me’ and object – ‘others’, just a sense of vast open awareness, which is it is compared to space or sky, because you can get space and put it in little bottles, saying this is individual space, but the fact is that inner space and the outer space are not really separate.

~ Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

(Posted by jtenzinpalmo, Instagram, 6 March 2023)

  • March 6, 2023