Non-dual state of consciousness

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book coverThe mode of being that is expressed by the Buddha is at the heart of reality. It’s not the notion we usually construct for ourselves. Our notion of being is dualistic. We think of it as the opposite of the notion of nonbeing. The reality of being that the Buddha tries to convey is not the opposite of nonbeing. He’s using language differently. When he says “self,” it’s not the opposite of anything. The Buddha is very aware that self is made of nonself elements. That is our true self.

From Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh, page 274

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The Perceiver of the Universe

Good reads.

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Book coverThe practice of meditation is based not on how we would like things to be but on what is. We often do not have a proper understanding of what we are, of what we are actually doing. From the beginning, spirituality should be concerned with the actuality of who is involved in the practice. In the Buddhist form of meditation, we try to look at the perceiver of the universe, the perceiver that is self, ego, me, mine.

The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology by Chgyam Trungpa, pages 43?44

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Vajrasattva Buddha

Vajrasattva is the aggregate of consciousness of all the Buddhas, appearing in the aspect of a white-colored Deity specifically to purify living beings’ negativity.He is the same nature as Buddha Vajradhara, differing only in aspect.

The practice of meditation and recitation of Buddha Vajrasattva is an extremely powerful method for purifying our impure mind and actions.