Mind has value. In this apparency we call life, this beautiful, enjoyable dream, mind has occasional and often entertaining usefulness. Take care, dear one, in your recollections of remembering, to recall that mind is not astute. Most of mind's chatter is of little or no consequence, especially on the path of SELF-remembering. Listen as Heart speaks. Heart is LOVE's touchstone in the dream, the human hallelujah echoing back. Only Heart is astute. Rest, beloveds.
There is no final chapter to the story, dearest one. The story is infinite, eternal and unfolding. The perception that the story belongs to 'this one' is a modulation of mind. It is merely refracted Light, not Light itself. The Light of Love cannot suffer a story as you do, as it plays in the realm of Light that is whole and empty. But, make no mistake, beloved, Light brought you here, and honors your courage and tenacity with deep joy and compassion for your work.
invites you to find out what you are.
The nun Wu Jincang asked the Sixth Patriach Huineng, "I have studied the Mahaparinirvana sutra for many years, yet there are many areas i do not quite understand. Please enlighten me."
The patriarch responded, "I am illiterate. Please read out the characters to me and perhaps I will be able to explain the meaning."
Said the nun, "You cannot even recognize the characters. How are you able then to understand the meaning?"
"Truth has nothing to do with words. Truth can be likened to the bright moon in the sky. Words, in this case, can be likened to a finger. The finger can point to the moon’s location. However, the finger is not the moon. To look at the moon, it is necessary to gaze beyond the finger, right?"
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