Suchness

namo84000en22“In its very origin, Suchness is endowed with sublime attributes. Suchness manifests the highest wisdom which shines throughout the world. Suchness has true knowledge and a mind resting simply in its own being. Suchness is eternal, blissful, self-being, and the purest simplicity; it is invigorating, immutable, free…

“Because it possesses all these attributes and is deprived of nothing, Suchness is designated both as the Buddha Essence and the Dharma Body of the Buddha.”

—Ashvagosha, Mahāyāna Śraddhotpāda Śāstra

 

Suchness is the ultimate reality of all that is, as it is.

Suchness is completion, perfection.

Suchness is beyond manifestation, but manifestation is in Suchness.

Suchness is beyond purity and impurity, beyond right and wrong.

Suchness is beyond existence and non-existence.

Suchness is beyond duality, but duality is in Suchness.

Suchness is beyond expression, empty of other, signless, wishless.

Suchness is true purity, true being, true bliss, and true permanence.

 

It is of Suchness that we say:

Not this, not that, not both, not neither.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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2 Responses to Suchness

  1. Persephone says:

    As usual, very beautiful, thank you very much~ blessed be

  2. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年05月25日 (週日) 3:13 AM 寫道﹕

    WordPress.com Tashi Nyima posted: “”In its very origin, Suchness is endowed with sublime attributes. Suchness manifests the highest wisdom which shines throughout the world. Suchness has true knowledge and a mind resting simply in its own being. Suchness is eternal, blissful, self-being, a”

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