There are no things, yet thinking makes it appear as if there is. Thoughts arise out of thin air. No one knows what they are or how or why they arise, but they shape every aspect of our daily life and it's reality. Only A THOUGHT has birthed what you think you are. In truth, there is no birth or death for anything. For everything is without beginning or end changing from one state to another, going nowhere, yet always in constant flux.Harbal wrote:There are no such things as mind, body, world or even activity, don't you even read your own nonsense?Dontaskme wrote: Thinking is not an independent affair either, but a dynamic, interrelated mind-body-world activity.
The fixed belief in a division between life and death, is a great misunderstanding. There is no identifiable location from which things are born, or to which they return and so, there is no place to die. Nor is there a human species or self who from out of nowhere becomes conscious. We are of the world.
There are relative, conventional differences between life and death, loss and gain, mind and matter, the animate and inanimate, that are of consequence. The issue is to note that these contrasts are dependently arisen, dependently identified and therefore without their own nature. The understanding of interdependence avoids the extremes that phenomena must either independently exist or not exist at all.
The appreciation that everything reflects everything else, is the undoing of the belief in inherent separateness and along with it, conflict and fear. Under these conditions, the heart opens. There is the recognition that even the autumn leaf is not fundamentally different from the spring leaf. The autumn leaf is life, in a borderless, impermanent flux of causal continuance. It never was itself, and so the appearance of it's ultimate death is an illusion.
I don't care what you think of the nondual message Harbal, you can curse it, make fun of it, laugh and dismiss it all you like, you can even call me derogatory names..it makes no difference to me, it's all water off a ducks back to this one here. I've found my truth. I'm home. You can think what you like, you can reject it totally and utterly, if it's not your cup of tea, it won't effect me. I'm still going to carry on talking and writing about it.