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On the Confusion or Duality of Samsara Arising Out of Unified Perfect Wisdom

On the Necessary Duality of Subject & Object

If Everything is One, why is there apparent relative separation between I and the Other objects or subjects?

Subject and Object are necessary for anything to be known.

The Object requires the Subject to be perceived and the Subject requires the Object to perceive.

The relative nature of Samsara is necessary for Subjects to gain in Knowledge.

The duality is created as soon as The Creator created the Creation.

This duality is mirrored on a human level in our consciousness as I and the other objects.

In pondering the Unity or the Holy One or the Ultimate Reality one must not disregard the resultant Duality arising out of that Perfect Unity or Wisdom through Creation as meaningless.

For it is through Duality that we can know anything. This is in accordance with the teaching in the Mahamudra -

“What appears as the Delusion and Confusion of Samsara (Duality) is from Perfect Wisdom”

This is also in accordance with the Hadith Qudsi which I am paraphrasing “I was a hidden treasure, and I desired to be known, so I created the creation.”

The ultimate reality has a desire to be known…..It is only through duality that anything can be known.

Therefore, the Creation was Created so that it could KNOW it’s creator.

The Ultimate Reality has a desire for other Objects to gain in knowledge.

This reality is necessary for the enlightenment of other subjects other than God or the Ultimate Reality which is already at Perfect Wisdom.

Refer to “God = the Unknown Variable X Deduced from the Y of Time” where it is stated that the height of the man can only be known relative to another Object for more information.

The Threefold Process of the Manifestation of a Dualistic Relative Samsara Self

From the Uncreated Eternal Realm of Consciousness through the Pregnant Emptiness Into the World of Samsara.

This is the three-step process in the manifestation of a dualistic self.

The Pregnant Emptiness is the barrier between the Eternal realm of God or Consciousness or the Attributes of God or the Ultimate Reality which is beyond Intellectual Observation and the World of Samsara.

The Pregnant Emptiness is not consciousness, it is the medium through which Consciousness is manifesting. The Pregnant Emptiness is a Necessary barrier since Consciousness or the Ultimate Reality itself is beyond Intellectual observation.

The number three is important here because it is the number that is associated with physical dimensions and manifestation.

The manifestation from God to Man is a three fold process, which is why the trinity came to figures so prominently in the ideas of God becoming Man through Jesus..

It is not that the “I” does not exist. It is that it is in the same relatively existing condition, as all the other objects in Samsara. All objects and subjects exist relatively and know themselves through the dualistic situation of Samsara. No thing could know anything else without duality or even know anything of itself. Like the isolated man who could never know his height. All things are known relatively here through other objects and subjects.

For knowledge to be, there needs to be the Interdependent Duality of Subject and Object. I and the Other.

“5 to 1 baby, 1 in 5, no one here gets out alive.”


Jim Morrison

The orange comes together in the mind as one thing. In the world it’s being perceived through 5 layers of perception.

Jim Morrison – “5 to 1 baby 1 in 5, no one here gets out alive.”

Mind projects meaning and individuality to all apparently existing objects. However, the objects themselves are said to be Non-Existent in the Mahamudra in that the Mind is the one assigning some sort of independent meaning and existence to the objects.

Buddha - “Mind is all there is”

That which derives it's independent meaning from a source outside of itself can not be said to be truly Existent.

All sentient beings have a mind.

So, all minds are assigning some sort of personal individual independent meaning to the objects around them.

On Language Falling Short of 100% Accurate Translation From 1 Mind

Universe to Another

If all I can know is my mind. And no one can know my mind. Every one is really and truly isolated from everyone else. Language does not translate the true reality of my mind. Because language is only conjuring up images in other people’s minds. And those images were chosen by them to associate those words to. The images I chose to associate the words I am using can not be the same images they chose to associate their words. 100% accurate communication is impossible.

Even in communication people are imagining their own images of what you’re trying to convey.

Is the Nature of Mind Ephemeral or Eternal?

The relatively existing individual mind is ephemeral, but it has to have a connection to some sort of eternal consciousness. The reason for this is that humans make objects that have meaning beyond the individual lifetime of the person or the generations of people.

Meanings that can be deciphered outside of the sphere of space -time that the person existed within.

Also, the human being has to be able to piece memories together in a sequence that is being formed outside of the fluctuating ephemeral reality in the form of an idea. One cannot hear a 3-minute song in 1 second. The 3-minute song exists only as an idea in the mind. What we heard is a sequence of sounds succeeding each other lasting an arbitrary amount of time. To me this is the realm of the stabilizing eternal aspect of the mind or consciousness. Where ideas are unified into an abstract entity that transcends space-time.

The song is actually a multiplicity of sounds in succession. The mind amalgamates it into one song. The song actually exists in the mind in a way that is untouched or unphased by temporality.

Mystic qualities are assigned to this Eternally existing Consciousness because it is beyond what we can currently perceive through intellectual observation.

The meaning of things have to reside outside of Space-Time and we are deciphering the meanings of things through the medium of Space-Time.

If the mind were truly 100% ephemeral the meanings of things gathered through space time would mean nothing. And we know that the Buddha said that Samsara has meaning.

Therefore, I think that when the Mahamudra speaks of the mind relatively perceiving objects it is speaking of the ephemeral quality.

The mind must have both a stabilizing quality and a fluctuating quality.

The fluctuating quality of the mind is necessary for it to assign new meanings or to correct or to change with the fluctuations in it’s environment. It is Necessary for the mind to respond and react to other objects that are in relative fluctuation.

ANSWER : Eternal Stabilization and Ephemeral Fluctuation are the two qualities that minds possess here. This is in accord with the Buddhist truth that everything is in between Existence and Non-Existence. Also, in accord with the Sufi Truth that everything has God and Not God properties.

The Buddha is easily misinterpreted because he would teach them what they needed to learn for their balance. If one holds an extreme view of “Nothing has meaning” he would lecture about the eternal aspect of Ultimate Reality and the Unity of things.

If one held the view that everything is Eternal then he would lecture about the current impermanence of things.

A medicine can be a poison and a poison can be a medicine. It depends on the imbalance of the individual whether the teaching is medicine or poison.

Buddha on the Transcendent Mind Beyond Space-Time

Buddha: Kāśyapa, as one explores the mind, it cannot be discovered. This unknowable nature cannot be cognized. That which is uncognized does not have a past, a future, nor even a present.

Excerpt From: "Mahamudra: The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and Meditation" by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal. Scribd.

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“True view consists of the attainment of a determinate awareness that subject-object phenomena are but manifestations of the mind, and that true reality of the mind is not comprised of any essence whatsoever. Like space it is unstained by substance or conceptual mark and detached [from arising, enduring, or ceasing]. Transcending the purview of a penetrating intellect, it is an uninterrupted stream of being.”

Excerpt From: "Mahamudra: The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and Meditation" by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal. Scribd.

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The previous is true but the relative duality of Samsara is necessary for anything to be known.

“The mind is not composed of forms; it can neither concretize nor radiate; it can neither be touched nor is it visible; it does not dwell within or without or in-between. It is completely pure being without any essence. There is no liberation for the mind since its innate nature is the all-embracing expanse of reality.”

Excerpt From: "Mahamudra: The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and Meditation" by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal. Scribd.

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“The Yumla Töpa says: That which is inexpressible, inconceivable, and undefinable Is transcendental wisdom.”

Excerpt From: "Mahamudra: The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and Meditation" by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal. Scribd.

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"Atiśa comments on wisdom: All aggregates, elements, and sensory faculties are to be understood as being without absolute arising, Their innate nature void. This is described as wisdom."

Excerpt From: "Mahamudra: The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and Meditation" by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal. Scribd.

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The previous section is referring to the reality being Pratityasamutpada commonly translated as dependent origination, or dependent arising and not absolute arising.

On the Inconceivable Nature of all Phenomena

“The inconceivable nature of all phenomena, established through analytical wisdom obtained in absorptive meditation, is the ultimate reality beyond conception.”

Excerpt From: "Mahamudra: The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and Meditation" by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal. Scribd.

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From my own meditation or analytical reflection, the previous is referring to the fact that all objects are perceived differently by all of the differing minds. So, the object itself has a different meaning or mental conception through the minds of different people. Therefore, the nature of all phenomena is Inconceivable. Meaning that there is no ultimate consensus for any object apart from the name designated it by the language of the people. And even this is fluctuating and is called by different names in different languages.

Therefore, the nature of all phenomena is inconceivable.

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