Part Five – The Nature of Reality


Consciousness always includes 
subject and object.
Self and other, inside and outside,
are all creation in the conceptual mind.


Consciousness has three parts-
perceiver, perceived and wholesome.
All seeds of mental formations
are the same.


Birth and death depend on conditions,
Consciousness is by nature a discriminatory manifestation.
Perceiver and perceived depend on each other
as subject and object of perception.


In individual and collective manifestation,
self and non-self are not two.
The cycle of birth and death is achieved at every moment.
Consciousness evolves in the ocean of birth and death.


Space, time and the four great elements
are all manifestations of consciousness.
In the process of interbeing and interpenetration,
our store consciousness ripens in every moment.


Beings manifest when conditions are sufficient.
When conditions lack, they no longer appear.
Still there is no coming, no going,
no being and no nonbeing.


When a seed gives rise to a formation
it is the primary cause.
The subject of perception depends on the object of perception.
This is object as cause.

Thirty- Eight

Conditions that are favorable or non-obstructing
are supporting causes.
The four type of condition
is the immediacy  of continuity.


Interdependent manifestation has two aspects-
deluded mind and true mind.
Deluded mind is imaginary construction,
True mind is fulfilled nature.


Construction impregnates the mind with seeds of delusion,
bringing about the misery of samsara.
The fulfilled opens the door of wisdom
to the realm of suchness.


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