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  1. Everything has its own vibrational frequency – our thoughts, our feelings, the rock, the table, the car, the animal, the plant, the tree, etc. Even colours are merely expressions of certain vibrational frequencies. This means both the perceiver and the perceived must fall within the ambit of vibrational frequency. In the realm of duality or multiplicity, the mind consciousness is known as the perceiver, whereas, the object or matter is known as the perceived. It is the perceiver’s mind as a non-physical faculty integrating with the five physical faculties namely, eyes, ears, nose, tongue and body that provides the observation and the interpretation, thus the arising of the conditional phenomena. Phenomenon is thing that appears to or is perceived by senses. In other words, phenomenon is thing that appears to or is perceived by the mind senses. When there is a mind arising, the phenomenon would arise. In other words, everything that exists is empty because there is no essence to anything and nothing has ever existed in its own quality – nothing is permanent and unchanging. All objects exist conditionally without an eternal essence. They only exist in relation to each other as appearances that in turn vary as per the perceptions of the beholders. The saying goes, when this arising, that arises; when this ceasing, that ceases.
  2. For a person who believes in the existence of God as creator and ruler of the world or universe, every existence in the cosmos would rise and fall within the kingdom of God per se. This means all beings or things are the essential constituents of God and therefore, as humans, we can also be known as namesake gods. Likewise.. If you were born in the kingdom of Britain, you'd be named as a British. If you were born in the kingdom of Spain, you'd be named as a Spanish. If you were born in the kingdom of France, you'd be named as a French.
  3. @NoSelfSelf You're made of energy, of course you vibrate...
  4. An i-phone is.... ...a smartphone for communication, as per the mind of 21st century man. ...a useless hard object, as per the mind of stone-age cave man. ...a gigantic solid object, as per the mind of an ant. At the end of the day, mind is the forerunner of all states. Can one be absolutely sure that an i-phone is only about a smart device per se? An i-phone is a created truth by the mind. It's the same for all things within the realms of existence. Form and formlessness are created truths; it is merely a distinction being performed by the mind - the end result is dependent on the respective perspectives of perceiver. Absolute truth is not a created truth. It is referred as the deepest fact about things. It doesn't fall within the realms of existence.
  5. Absolute is no thing...no I, no you, no we, no consciousness, no mind, no high, no low, no energy, no matter, no shape, no seeing, no perception,......shh! Freeezz...
  6. Ego is merely ignorance on the true nature. It's not a flaw, not a sin, etc.
  7. All that is....let go, let it be.. No mind, no words, no energy, no matter, no emptiness, no concepts, no forms, no discrimination...shh! The darkness of a thousand eons cannot dim The brilliant radiance that is the essence of the sun. Likewise, eons of samsara cannot dim The sheer clarity that is the essence of your mind. Although you say space is empty, You can’t say that space is "like this". Likewise, although mind is said to be sheer clarity, There is nothing there: you can’t say "it’s like this". Thus, the nature of mind is inherently like space: It includes everything you experience. Stop all physical activity: sit naturally at ease. Do not talk or speak: let sound be empty, like an echo. Do not think about anything: look at experience beyond thought. Your body has no core, hollow like bamboo. Your mind goes beyond thought, open like space. Let go of control and rest right there. - Tilopa -
  8. @Hamilcar Energy is conserved. This means that in any system, the total energy input equals the total energy output - a constant factor or otherwise, there is no equation of E = mc². The elements of energy in the cosmos would give rise to mind that in turn conjures up perceptions, conceptions, labels, boundaries, names, activities, shapes, relations, descriptions, stereotyping, beginning, ending, etc. Mind is basically consciousness in individuality and it is the forerunner of all states i.e. the architect for classifying all the existences in the dependent nature. The circumstances of duality or multiplicity are merely the end result of various activities of aggregation being observed by the mind under the influence of conditional phenomena. Mind involves clear discrimination – differentiates and understands the characteristics of objects or matters. On the other hand, energy is nothing but mere vibration. When the becoming process slows down, it means energy expands away from the centre point of the source at a slower rate. When the becoming process ceases, energy literally stops vibrating. Energy just got frozen. Zero vibration means zero becoming. Zero becoming means an absolute cessation of any changing activities. Thus an absolute stage of absence is realised. Absence means a perfect state of balance. Therefore, absence is not about nothingness but instead, no-thing-ness. No thing means no becoming or no changing. No changing means no suffering. No suffering means no mind. Mind is the forerunner of all states. No mind means a completely neutralised state of affairs. In Buddhism, this state is called nibbāna that is boundless, timeless and permanent.
  9. @Ingit Don't worry much. You are what you are. You'll not disappear into thin air all in a sudden. You'd still have a future in waiting. Enlightenment is all about a paradigm shift on one's conventional perception. Literally, it doesn't disrupt the equation of Mother Nature at all. You exist merely because of the elements of consciousness, so for all other matters or objects. Our mind consciousness has a tendency for outward looking. If you do care to reverse it, then you'd be able to glimpse into the other side of innate perspectives. What you perceive at ground zero would yield a different result all together if compared with placing yourself at the top of a high mountain. At the end of the day, you just need a paradigm shift of thoughts from identification to observation. But be careful that our mind consciousness has a fetish for putting labels on all things....segregate and discriminate continuously.
  10. Emptiness is a necessary prerequisite for any objects to exist; without it, the object would be impossible. Basically, emptiness corresponds to two distinct scenarios: 1. It corresponds to the inherent existence (due to unchanging nature) that all conventional phenomena lack. 2. It corresponds to the dependent arising (a conditional phenomenon) i.e. subject to the same lack of inherent existence as every other object or phenomenon. This is referred to as the emptiness of emptiness. In Buddhism, there are two types of meditation - one is samatha and the other is vipassanā meditation. Samatha meditation is to calm or tranquil the mind by means of concentration. Whereas, vipassanā meditation is to mould the mind into seeing all things as they really are – an insight into the true nature of reality. The main focus of vipassanā meditation is to attain pure awareness via mindfulness. Vipassanā is often preceded by samatha but nonetheless, both types are inter-dependable throughout the practices in order to achieve favourable results in meditation. Microscopic analysis of things (Samatha) If one were to zoom in the analysis of a solid ball by gazing into its core contents i.e. atoms, one could realise that the ultimate result would yield to the absence of things (no unchanging elements). At the end of the day, one could declare that form is empty in a real sense because there is no core essence within it except for the elements of energy that evolve constantly under the influence of the external conditions. In other words, one could mention that the form entity has a delusive nature i.e. it is an appearance, though not illusive, but devoid of inherent existence and constantly varies under the influence of conditional phenomena. Macroscopic analysis of things (Vipassanā) If one were to zoom out the analysis of a solid ball by receding into a long shot distance indefinitely, the solid ball would appear to be shrinking into a tiniest size and one could realise that the ultimate result would yield to the absence of things (no things). In other words, the broader the perspective that one engages in, the lesser the multiplicity of things would appear to be. For example, the viewing of the earth from far and near would yield a different result to the observer’s perception altogether. Emptiness <-- Micro-perspective (multiplicity & definite) <-- MIND --> Macro-perspective (uniformity & infinite) --> Emptiness As a conclusion, the emptiness of phenomena is both the cause and consequence of the dependent nature of phenomena. It is the inherent quality of existence and is considered the ultimate truth because it inherently exists exactly as it is perceived when it is perceived directly by an enlightened mind. However, we shall not confuse emptiness with nothingness. Emptiness cannot be meant as nothingness. While we say that form is emptiness, there are still basic elements enfolding it. Just like when we do declare a vessel as empty, it does not literally mean nothing inside the vessel – there could still be air, radiation, dust, viruses, etc. that cannot be discerned by our naked eyes. At the end of the day, we could declare that form is empty in a real sense because there is no core essence within it except for the basic elements that orientate and evolve constantly under the influence of the external conditions. What our naked eyes view as form is actually the matter that is also known as concerted, aggregated or concentrated or wrapped energy. Since we can’t see energy with our naked eyes, we would say that the innermost of form is empty rather than nothing.
  11. Form is emptiness, emptiness is form. The cause of form is emptiness, the end result of form is also emptiness. Form will rise from emptiness, form will fall into emptiness.
  12. Apple + Apple = Orange + Orange 2 Apples = 2 Oranges 2 Fruits = 2 Fruits 2-masses of molecule = 2-masses of molecule 2-masses of atom = 2-masses of atom 2-elements = 2-elements Nothing is a phenomenon. Something is a phenomenon. A phenomenon is a phenomenon. Nothing can be something, something can be nothing. At the end of the day, what remains? Merely two sides of the same coin.
  13. There are two facets of Mother Nature - the dependent and the inherent aspects. These two aspects would exist concurrently and can be illustrated in a mathematical equation as below: - [FACET 1] … (-2+2) + (-16+16) + (-22+22) + (-133+133) + (0) + (-54+54) …, etc = 0 [FACET 2] Key: - FACET 1 = dependent arising. = the existence of mind - that conjures up perceptions, conceptions, labels, names, descriptions, shapes, values, languages, etc. = the existence of rising and falling phenomena. = the existence of beginning and ending processes. = all subjects and objects are created i.e. inherent existence is devoid. = the emptiness could be realised in various stages. FACET 2 = inherent existence. = the absence of mind to conjure up perceptions, conceptions, labels, names, descriptions, shapes, values, languages, etc. = the absence of beginning and ending processes. = the absence of conditional phenomena. = nothing has ever been created or changed. = the Buddha nature. Zero (0) = intermediation = absence = emptiness but not nothingness, = a mathematical value intermediate between positive and negative values. = the absence of any or all units under consideration. ...(-2+2) + ... + (-133+133) ... = values of fluxes that are dependent arising. ... + (-2+2) + (-54+54) + ... = this arising, that arises. ... + (0) + ... = this ceasing, that ceases = a stage of enlightenment. = all dependent arising are completely blown-off or extinguished. = a stage of perfect intermediation = a stage of absence = a complete realisation of emptiness. ( .... ) = the law of kamma = the universal law of balancing. -2+2 or -133+133 = the law of attraction. From the above mathematical equation, one could summarise the conclusions as below: - 1. Mother Nature is a system of constant with a factor of intermediation or absence. It means that nature would orientate toward a state of balance, intermediation or absence at all times. 2. When things run off-balance or when one stirs up in the nature - be it in volitional or non-volitional sense, the natural law that maintains equilibrium would take its course to balance it in one way or another across time and the planes of existence. 3. Anything that inherently exists would not involve change and created objects cannot inherently exist since that would involve change. 4. The dependent nature is similar to the inherent nature. An absence of any or all units under consideration is not equivalent to nothingness of any or all units under consideration. A perfect intermediation would mean a comprehensive absence of any or all units under consideration. It is also known as a complete neutralisation of conditional phenomena. The two facets of Mother Nature would always exist because it is universal and does not take sides; it merely maintains the equilibrium in accordance with a system that runs on perpetuity. And every existence (sentient, non-sentient, or any material things) consists of energy and matter that would orientate toward a harmoniously balanced condition that is in accordance with the universal laws of nature. In other words, all things or matters would only exist in perpetual conditions when there is a balanced circumstance. This is because when there is a balanced circumstance, there is a chance for aggregation i.e. under a balanced phenomenon, one could witness shapes or forms arising; under an imbalanced phenomenon, one could witness no shapes or forms arising and the cycle of conditional phenomena continues repeatedly. In other words, balance does not mean a devoid of duality or multiplicity, just like emptiness does not amount to nothingness. One clear example that can exemplify the dependent nature would be the orientation of a compass – an instrument used to indicate directions. The needle of a compass is magnetised and would always point toward magnetic north under any varying circumstances. Moreover, the dependent nature of phenomena is a necessary prerequisite for energy or matter to exist; without it, the energy or matter would be impossible. In the material Universe, the elements of energy become the main source for the something that arises as in object; rather than the general perception of nothingness. Everything in the material Universe is made up of energy. Atoms and molecules are made up of energy. Our bodies, our clothes, our cars, our houses are all made up of energy but what makes them different is their vibration. Energy is always vibrating at a different frequency under the influence of conditional phenomena. Everything has its own vibrational frequency – our thoughts, our feelings, the rock, the table, the car, the animal, the plant, the tree, etc. Even colours are merely expressions of certain vibrational frequencies. These scenarios are guided by a system of universal law known as the law of vibration. In fact, the law of vibration serves as a foundation for the law of attraction. The law of attraction states that we attract what we are sending out i.e. like attracts like, unlike repels unlike. Hence, favourable energies attract favourable energies and unfavourable energies attract unfavourable energies. Human thoughts are cosmic waves of energy that penetrate all time and space and it is the most potent vibration that can attracts what is desired or wished for. In other words, all sentient beings are electro-magnetic beings with the subtle mind consciousness that acts as an antenna or a radar detector constantly attracting and magnetising vibrational frequencies. Human thoughts are frequencies to which other similar frequencies are constantly resonating. This resonance is the basis for a universal law – the law of attraction. At the end of the day, the material Universe is merely a momentary appearance conjured up from a continuum of orientating energy and matter in space under the influence of conditional phenomena. Just like ice, water and steam are different appearances deriving from the orientation of H2O properties under the influence of the external conditions. In other words, it is the orientation of H2O properties that has taken place to conjure up the momentary outcome of it. The dependent nature is also an inherent existence whereby it is unchanging when viewed externally, uncaused, indestructible and eternal. This can be depicted in the repeating cycle of birth, life, death and re-birth in Mother Nature.
  14. Everything does exist concurrently under now spacetime only. ‘Now you see it, now you don’t’ – that is an observation by mind consciousness for the so-called becoming process in the dependent nature. The projectile movement of time as often experienced by our mind consciousness is purely due to relativity that is arising out of the varying vibrational frequencies. As a result, we tend to perceive things a little bit linearly, thus creating the delusion of past, present and future movement of time. The conventional time that we involve ourselves with every day is a subjective-cum-relative time. This means the time orientation is dependent on the observer i.e. the subject’s mind consciousness to provide the valuation on the other side of the object or matter. As a consequence, the time conclusion varies among different observers or minds. Just like the gravity effects on earth for all different masses are the same (acceleration value, g = 9.80 m/s2) even though the rock strikes the ground before the feather per se. However, the common pace of now spacetime is unconjecturable and it is mainly due to emptiness i.e. its inherent nature of beginning-less and end-less. For example, despite the vast differences in the cultural development, the time zone and the locality, a Bushman in Africa and a modern businessman in America are both living concurrently in the 21st century under a common pace of now spacetime. Literally, we could not discriminate or differentiate them by saying that the Bushman is from the past time and the modern businessman is a person living in the future time. The distinguishing factor among them and their respective surroundings is merely their variable vibrational frequencies. In the dependent nature, the mind consciousness is known as the perceiver, whereas, the object or matter is known as the perceived. It is the perceiver’s mind as a non-physical faculty integrating with the five physical faculties namely, eyes, ears, nose, tongue and body that provides the observation and the interpretation, thus the arising of the conditional phenomena. If the vibrational frequencies of the perceiver are lower than the perceived, the cascading events are deemed impossible. In other words, the object’s frequency span must transpire within the purview of the subject’s frequency horizon; without it, the observation would be impossible. Moreover, the fluctuating vibrational frequencies of all things are just in every corner of now spacetime. Therefore, one does not need to look up or look down or anywhere in searching for the past memories, the different planes of existence, etc. because it could appear right next to a tweak of frequencies, just like how one tweaks on the radio or television channels. And a wormhole as the linkage between different paradigms is embedded just within the innate mind consciousness per se. Once again, time would always arise at the present state of condition and the navigation of the future into any intended directions should begin right here, right now. Future reality is nothing but a victorious expression of vibrational frequency competitions in Mother Nature. Frequency is described as the rate at which something occurs or is repeated over a particular period of time. This means the onus of sustaining the future reality lies on the party who asserts it i.e. the respective traits of consciousness. Just like a competition of seed sowing and growing whereby any gardener that becomes the first person to turn the seed from dormancy into a living thing would win the race. In other words, future reality is all about endless possibilities and it is dependent on the present state of condition all the time. In short, the past condition is nothing but memories or bygones and the future condition is nothing but chances-cum-endless possibilities. The remaining present condition is something that one could do just right by steering the future destiny into the anticipated courses.
  15. When you think of consciousness, you'll think of energy. When you think of matter, you'll think of energy as well because E = mc2. Therefore, energy is something that has always been in existence and remaining as a constant in the cosmos - as per the Law of Conservation of Energy. Energy would only transform - to transform is to change, to change is to become, and to become is to reborn. So energy is ever reborn all the time. By understanding well and observing thoroughly into the characteristics of energy, one could gain insight into Mother Nature and its orientation. Basically, consciousness is synergy that has the ability to expand and pervade through any corresponding planes of existence simultaneously and indefinitely. Consciousness arises in every corner of space and space itself is an expression for the existence of energy. Consciousness is naturally looking outward to objects and it is flitting all the time. When consciousness develops into distinguishing or discriminating objects, mind would arise concurrently. Mind is actually cosmic waves of energy that penetrate all time and space. It is the most potent vibration to which other similar frequencies are constantly resonating. In fact, the circumstances of duality or multiplicity as observed by our mind consciousness would be an obvious indication of all fluctuating vibrational frequencies arising in the cosmos. This is because everything in the material Universe is made up of energy. Atoms and molecules are made up of energy. Our bodies, our clothes, our cars, our houses are all made up of energy but what makes them different is their vibration. Energy is always vibrating at a different frequency under the influence of conditional phenomena. Everything has its own vibrational frequency – our thoughts, our feelings, the rock, the table, the car, the animal, the plant, the tree, etc. Even colours are merely expressions of certain vibrational frequencies. ‘Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.’ ~ Marcus Aurelius ~