Dreaming The Prime Minister

We can ask whether there is a difference between dreaming about becoming prime minister and being prime minister

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Two Kinds of I: One True, One False

The false I, in other words, covers the merely labeled I just as a carpet might cover a floor.

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Meditating On How Everything Exists in Mere Name

Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo explains how there is I on the I and vase on the vase. This does not seem to make sense. But when you hear it

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Existing In Mere Name Relating To The Base

It appears to have never come from our own mind. It appears as if it has nothing to do with our own mind.

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Meditating On How The Object of Refutation Is There All Of The Time

Whenever we look at the I, the gag cha––the false object that is to be refuted–appears on the I

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We Are Like Children Howling With Despair

It’s like a child who cries when someone destroys their sandcastle or makes it collapse. The child thinks, “Oh, you’ve destroyed my sandcastle” and gets very upset, as if a real castle had been destroyed

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Identifying The Object Of Refutation Via The Example Of Mental Projection

Instead, if you were aware of the reality of these phenomena as transitory and looked at them accordingly, when they finished you would feel neither shocked nor frightened. You wouldn’t feel as though you had fallen through the earth or had sunk deep beneath the ocean.

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Meditating on Emptiness in Daily Life: Recognizing Hallucinations as Hallucinations

It is the same when looking at a flower. How does the flower appear to you right after your mind merely imputed it? It appears as something totally else.

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