I knew that this sutra was for me when I first came across the title of it. If you have read my early posts about sunshine, and the connection I make between the highest spiritual experiences, and infinite light and infinite love, then you will understand what it is I call sunshine. This blog could almost be called the Way of the Golden Light.
I believe there is a realm, a plane, beyond that which is seen or sensed, a kind of field, which is just like sunshine without any limit or edge. It is the space from which it all emerges and to which it all returns, it is the illimitable, the absolute, the tao, the great spirit, the godhead and the buddhafield.
This boundless light is known by many names, and is accessible in meditation. There are traditions which centre around unity with this light, and contact with it. Continue reading The Sutra of Golden Light
“When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick; every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. But if, instead, you look at where your thoughts are coming from, you will see that each thought arises and dissolves within the space of that awareness, without engendering other thoughts. Be like a lion, who rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.”
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Continue reading The Lion’s Roar and the Sphere of Infinite Space
Recently I have been finding this meditation practice useful for grounding, and bodywork. I now often use this technique start to my meditation, to bring me into my body and then beyond. You can use it as a technique in any meditation or as a meditation in itself.
You can introduce elements of it into the mindfulness of breathing, the metta bhavana, or visualisation, although it is good to practise the strict forms as well, I like a range of tools to help me into deep concentration. This helps me incorporate body, dissolve body, and enter skylike awareness. Continue reading To Breathe in Sunlight – Working with Chakras and Light in Meditation
Consciousness sees all as one.
We think we are alone, we think we are separate.
So hunt for the interconnection, hunt for it in quantum physics, in karma, in conditioned arising, in waves of ideas and feelings in our world.
Continue reading The Hunt for the Infinite