Mind is the origin of all things.
Mind is the universal seed,
Both samsara and nirvana spring forth from it.
As is nirvana, so is samsara.
Do not think there is any distinction.
Yet it possesses no single nature
For I know it as quite pure.
Here there is no beginning, no middle, no end,
Neither samsara nor nirvana.
In this state of highest bliss
There is neither self nor other.
Whatever you see, that is it,
In front, behind, in all the ten directions.
One should not think of molecules or atoms;
It is this supreme bliss that pours forth unceasingly as existence.
Do not sit at home, do not go to the forest,
But recognize mind wherever you are.
When one abides in complete and perfect enlightenment,
Where is samsara and where is nirvana ?
Look and listen, touch and eat,
smell, wander, sit and stand,
Renounce the vanity of discussion,
Abandon thought and be not moved from singleness.
Abandon thought and be just like a child.
I want to travel as far as I can go,
I want to reach the joy that’s in my soul,
And change the limitations that I know,
And feel my mind and spirit grow;
I want to live, exist ‘to be’,
And hear the truths inside of me.
I was huddled in my hiding place under an overhanging cliff. I was tired; I was weak; I was naked. I felt helpless and I was full of fear, for the Devil stood laughing at me.
He was as tall as a tree,full of strength and energy,With a powerful voice and his great muscles rippled in the sunlight. He was black and he was beautiful. In a great voice he said: Why do you try to hide from me, little one?I am here to fight you. Why donít you come out and fight?
But I could not, for I was afraid. He continued to taunt me, saying that I must come out and fight him, and he would go away.
Finally, I went out and fought him, and he smote me a thousand blows
and cut me a thousand cuts, and I lay dead. But I arose and fought him a thousand times, And each time he smote me a thousand blows and cut me a thousand cuts, and I again lay dead.
But each time I arose, I had a new body and each new body was bigger, stronger, and more beautiful than the old. Until at last, I was as big as he, as strong as he, and as beautiful as he. Then he took me into his arms and said: I love you!
And he bore me into the sky, around the Earth, and under the Moon, and into the Sun, And I had come home.
- Maryann Miller - Beyond Good and Evil