This series will offer direct pointers to the natural state. What these pointers do is illuminate the way – revealing the cul-de-sacs or false paths. It is easy to become lost in the variety of mystical experience; yet these pointers bring you back again and again to the correct direction. The natural state can never be described, as this would make it simply another object in consciousness, splitting the unified field into subject (seeker) and object (realization). Instead, these pointers have the effect of eroding the false, dissolving the mistaken sense of self-identity and creating the conditions for the return to the non-dual state. .

The distinguishing factor in all phenomena is emptiness. Spontaneous liberation is the Great Bliss itself. It is the Dharmakaya, beginningless, beyond names and words. I know this only because of the guru’s kindness. The natural state, spontaneity, arises by itself. This is the bliss of knowing myself as not separate. 

 –       Machig Ongjo (12th century nun) 

Remember, to know Yourself, return to the silence before words.

(Thanks and acknowledgement to Joel Morwood for this quote. The Way of Selflessness. Center for Sacred 2009.)

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