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The Six Vajra Verses


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The nature of phenomena is nondual,

 

but each one, in its own state, is beyond the limits of the mind. 

 

There is no concept that can define

the condition of “what is”

 

but vision nevertheless manifests:

all is good. 

 

Everything has already been accomplished,

and so, having overcome the sickness of effort,

 

one finds oneself in the self-perfected state:

this is contemplation. 

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2 hours ago, FaXin said:

The nature of phenomena is nondual,

 

but each one, in its own state, is beyond the limits of the mind. 

 

There is no concept that can define

the condition of “what is”

 

but vision nevertheless manifests:

all is good. 

 

Everything has already been accomplished,

and so, having overcome the sickness of effort,

 

one finds oneself in the self-perfected state:

this is contemplation. 

 

To me, the verse is about not getting caught in the play of it all.  It's explaining that even though phenomena manifests as separate (the 10,000 things), that it is actually the same underneath.

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18 minutes ago, Jeff said:

 

How would that relate to death?  Or is that what you mean by overcoming sickness of effort?

 

 

That section reminded me of the chorus from David Bowie's song "quicksand."

 

"Don't believe in yourself
Don't deceive with belief
Knowledge comes with death's release"

 

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/davidbowie/quicksand.html

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