The Heart of the Matter Paperback – Dec 1996
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p. 60: quoting Shavaripa: "emptiness cannot imagine emptiness."
p. 61: quoting Shavaripa: "The supreme meditation is to never depart from the nature of nonmeditation."
p. 71: "The meditator and the meditation object are the mind itself."
p. 73: "Though named `realization,' it is uncorrupted awareness itself."
p. 85: "The Sutra of the king of Samadhi describes this: `Whichever sutra I have taught in all the world systems, the words have but a single meaning. You cannot practice all of them, but by practicing just a single sentence, you will be practicing them all."
p. 98-9: "Decide that whatever you experience is the playful expression of awareness...Since all appearance and existence is the magical display of this single expanse of awareness, the `ultimate view' is to see your mind in utterly naked naturalness. `Meditation training' is to remain in this continuously. `Ensuing cognition' is when a thought is projected. `Post-meditation' is to recognize that projection. `Conduct' is to mingle walking, sitting, and all other activities with the state of awareness."
He emphasizes experience over study-and specifically exhorts women (p. 96) to actively pursue enlightenment. Since I just completed Tsultrim Allione's "Women of Wisdom," this struck a note.
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