After awakening, in the absence of identity, Love lives the body. For this particular body (pointing to his own) it is experienced as a tender heartedness that is ceaselessly welling up, animating the cells with a longing to give itself away to every being, every atom of appearance. Oddly, because it is the natural state, the body almost never even notices - just as a fish does not notice the water it swims in. But if asked, and the body turns its attention toward itself, the radiance of this expanse swiftly overwhelms, engulfs, the senses in unborn bliss.
The brain is washed clean of its grasping to concept by an unborn Silence. I think maybe Silence is the context of the expanse and Love is the content and they are like a flame and its warmth. In that silence, mind perceives appearing as a network of infinite intersecting luminous threads. What we call space and time, realms and beings, are simply condensation of these threads – droplets, nodal points. Mind, as Silence, uses Love, as body, to manifest compassion in a poetry of circumstance. It does this without ever confusing itself with the concept that there are Buddhas who save or sentient beings who need to be saved, or compassion, or threads of light, or Love or Silence.
mystifiednaturally asked: Coming from a humanist background I am currently reviewing my (spiritual) beliefs and am reading more and more Buddhist texts. Whilst I realize that individually, ones personal understanding of God may not mesh exactly with that of your chosen belief system, as I formulate my ideas, would you enlighten me as to the Buddhist understanding of God?
Put down the books and the beliefs for a while. They’ll be there later if you wish to revisit them.
Sit and be still in silence for an hour. Or go kneel by a pond and transfix your gaze with total fascination on the rippling dance of its surface waters. Or lie flat on your back and sink your eyes into the sky until you have nothing left to ask or say.
There is no room for personal understanding or Buddhist understanding. Come to touch what is and let it touch the heart of your existence.
Then ask yourself whether you are more interested in belief or discovery.
Namaste my friend :)