Examine the Nature of Unborn Awareness
Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Examine the Nature of Unborn Awareness

Look at your basic mind, just simple awareness which is not divided into sections, the thinking process that exists within you. Just look at that, see that. Examining does not mean analyzing. It is just viewing things as they are, in the ordinary sense. From “Ultimate Bodhichitta Slogans” in Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness … Continue reading

Regard All Dharmas as Dreams
Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Regard All Dharmas as Dreams

This slogan is an expression of compassion and openness. It means that whatever you experience in your life—pain, pleasure, happiness, sadness, grossness, refinement, sophistication, crudeness, heat, cold, or whatever—is purely memory. The actual discipline or practice of the bodhisattva tradition is to regard whatever occurs as a phantom. Nothing ever happens. But because nothing happens, … Continue reading

Making Use of Our Discursive Thoughts
Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Making Use of Our Discursive Thoughts

Discursive thoughts, argumentative thoughts, self-denial thoughts—all sorts of thoughts begin to come up…You could make use of these thoughts instead of pretending to be good and trying to suppress thoughts, as though you don’t require them anymore or they don’t require you anymore. It is good to make use of speculative mind. That is exactly … Continue reading