Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Light That Reveals

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This is a very subtle and (I think) profound teaching from Zencast (a Buddhist Podcast I listen to). I guess it is an example of synchronicity that I discovered it as I am reading Thich Nhat Hanh's "No Death No Fear". It's about the nature of reality, who/what we are and just what is death. The idea is we are not what most of us think we are- our thoughts, feelings, emotions, our body. That I get. What it leaves me struggling with is just "what am I?"

Just when I think I'm grasping this, it seems to elude me. Parts of it are clear as a bell. My guess is this teaching will seem like pure nonsense to some. But, for others, I think it will be very helpful. It's about 40 minutes long.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've read No Death No Fear too. Had a big impact on me. You might also want to check out Alan Watts; he is really good, and his answer to your question would be, "You are the Universe". And you (and I) really are. We use words and concepts to differentiate things when the truth is there is no separation.