intellectual and existential
Often the intellectual and existential are separated by a large gulf with mind traipsing after flights of fancy having little to due with our actual condition and action divorced from our better judgement. Bridging this gulf and forging a seamless singularity wherein being and knowing function harmoniously is the foundation of spiritual life.
Every authentic change in knowledge must be accompanied by a co-emergent change in our quality of being and our ability to do. In other words view, meditation and conduct must be woven into whole cloth. It is this quality of wholeness, integrating body, speech, mind, qualities and activities in balance and harmony, that characterizes the practices, methods, skillful means of Vajrayana.
Body, worlds, galaxies, gross and subtle appearances move in mystery, inhere as display, divulgence, within that dimensionality of non-identity and love. Once mind strips away identification then only this unknowable mystery can be our 'identity' - the identity of no identity.
And what does this look like, feel like, manifest as ... this unsullied great wisdom? Kindness. Pure and simple - tender hearted kindness. Reality is a field of kindness divulging kindness unto kindness in kindness ..... and that, that is beauty and love unceasing.
When the mind ceases to label perception then each moment of appearing is known, held and loved within, and by, a great delicacy of Silence. The Silent mind gives birth to impartial great affection. Friendliness, to meet the very act of appearing with tenderheartedness, is the only emotivity which satisfies the heart.
Mastery in servitude: Love makes no distinctions of higher and lower - it cannot even comprehend the words. Love makes no distinctions between varying types of work – it simply does what is necessary. Love serves that which is most Holy and it knows that sublime divinity in its true form – the single body of all appearance.
You do not need a license to be free –
Analysis is running away – it is violence and the birthplace of agony.
the deep layers of this mythology called being