直接經驗之整體性 林鈺堂 簡繁轉換 - 繁體
Oneness of Direct Experiences
Our direct experiences are indivisible union of shapes, colors, sounds, smells, tastes, feelings and intentions. Within this unity there is no particular ″self″ that can be specially cared about, and no ″others″ that can be indifferent about (the ordinary distinction of ″self and others″ is only a mental grasping to concepts). Within this unity of direct experiences there is also no duality of ″objects and subject″ (the ordinary distinction of ″sentient beings and material objects″ is also only a mental grasping to concepts).
If one can abide in the unity of direct experiences, then one naturally stays far away from ″perverse delusions″ as referred to in Sutras. Once a Dharma practitioner has reached the state of being ″naturally free from thoughts,″ then it will be possible for one to remain in such abiding.
Thus abiding one will naturally be in accordance with ″phenomena are identical to Blank Essence, and Blank Essence is identical to phenomena,″ and thus staying free from the error of understanding ″Blank Essence″ as ″absolute nothingness.″
Written in Chinese on June 24, 2016