teachings of a modern spiritual adept

Bite size teachings across 30 years.

For 30 years t.k. has offered radical spiritual teachings on the divine nature of non-dual contemplation and realization. Enlightened mind here and now, born from this culture, addressing the issues of this time and place t.k. offers transmission through countless forms - words being one of them. Here are some short pieces from his teachings over the last 30 years.

Questioner: What is your experience of the body. Is body your identity?

Questioner: What is your experience of the body. Is body your identity?

t.k.: I have none in the sense you mean. There seems to be body, breath, feelings, mind’s thoughts, none of these is you. In fact, none of them are even themselves. None of them are any thing at all! Just the stuff dramas are made of. A sage abides in wisdom and wisdom is the immediate, direct, knowingness of Nothingness. The sage abides as love. Love is the radiance of wisdom which appears as everything without ever having become anything.

In this meaning filled luminous expanse of empty radiance, identity is simply irrelevant. The body is a nexus of seeming perception. In reality, it is the gathering place of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas frolicking in-as-of appearances; nothing but wisdom luminosity meandering through illusory changes of angle, light, and shadow. For the sage, there simply is no sense of individual body and all of appearance is known as the single body of love.

At the same moment this is known, it is known that even this body is only the dream-like illusory play of awareness’ own luminosity – an empty expanse of radiant nothingness.

What others perceive as the sage’s body is the remainder left behind after wisdom’s dawning, a piece of the wholeness of love and piece informed by wisdom and love. The sage has no more attachment to it than you do to a single hair on your arm. Perhaps less.

The sage’s freedom comes from taking the Nothingness State as their abode. From there, even the arising and dissolution of galaxies, universes, gross and subtle realms is no matter of worry or concern. Their freedom is not the freedom from (for there is no “from”) nor is it the freedom to (for there is nothing to do in the illusory ream of dream like appearances – and no one to do it). Their freedom is transcendent and utter. 

The Nothingness State is perfect freedom and its radiance as love is perfect affection.

Questioner: Then what are ‘you’?

t.k.: I am Nobody son of Nothingness.

expanse becomes without being …….. a shattering of light as mind …… and in this without within there is ……… only ….. and Love …….. how deeply flesh is photon and mind is freedom …… this place …. a moment’s seeming implication …. and yet only Brightness is --

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