The Empty Rigpa of Body-Speech-Mind: Releasing the ‘Burden of the Heart Sutra’ by Apperceiving Reality As It Is

The primal Buddha Samantabhadra, 1700-1800. China; Xumifushou Temple, Chengde, Hebei province. Thangka; colors on cotton. Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

The primal Buddha Samantabhadra, 1700-1800. China; Xumifushou Temple, Chengde, Hebei province. Thangka; colors on cotton. Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

There is nothing to understand
Understanding is a conceptual frame of dualistic thinking
At every point you attain speechless Samadhi
That is the abode of Samtabhadra
The knowing of it is enlightenment practice
Space and awareness are inseparable from the beginning
Here space is the primal Void/the vacuum of space that contains
Everything as a potentiality

Outer Space Planets and Spiral Galaxies

Outer Space Planets and Spiral Galaxies

It is characterised by empty cognizance
The knowing is the empty rigpa or non-dual awareness
Do not understand space-time foam at the quantum level as something real
It is not; reality exists at the deepest level by the non-conceptual knowing of it
A fleeting moment is the lattice of space that arranges sheets piled up against each other
Sometimes they collide sometimes they don’t creating a magical world of infinite possibilities


Your mind is the source of everything yet it is empty and cognizant
Thoughts generate karma and that runs the machinery of samsara –the dualistic mode
But at the same time if you can use mind in the correct way you can find nirvana in the same space
Both are at the same flow, in tandem, but, then you need to see correctly by using the heart sutra
What is the Heart Sutra? ‘The burden of the Heart Sutra is not the
Nature of objects as such, but the seeing of them-which is what they are,
And the only nature they have’. …’Have you understood?

What is called ‘voidness’ is not an object, but a functioning.

It is void because seeing cannot see seeing.

Strange Days Album Cover The Doors

Strange Days,1967 Album Cover The Doors

Appearing (Form) is not an object, but a functioning. * A process locally functioning as arising, dwelling and ceasing…same process non-locally functioning beyond arising, dwelling and ceasing…both the perceiver and the perceived object are beyond this!

Form appears as an objectivisation.

To empty, therefore, is to apperceive non-objectively, void-seeing, no
thing as such by NO-SEE-ER AS SUCH.




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Guru Rinpoche

Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche in Dancing Posture


When Nirvana is made an object of desire, it becomes Samsara.

Real Nirvana cannot be desired because it is inconceivable.

“In him shadows his form the Golden Child

Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry circa 1917

Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry, 1917

Who in the Sun-capped Vast cradles his birth:

Hiranyagarbha, author of thoughts and dreams,

Who sees the invisible and hears the sounds

That never visited a mortal ear,

Discoverer of unthought realities

Truth to truth than all we have ever known,

He is the leader on the inner roads:

A seer, he has entered the forbidden realms;

Armed with the golden speech, the diamond eye,

His is the vision and the prophecy:

Kalida Meditating

Kalida Meditating


He is the carrier of the hidden fire,                     Bhagavan Dattatreya



The conqueror of the kingdoms of the soul…”

-Savitri Book XI: The Book of the Everlasting Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme

Consummation -Sri Aurobindo

True Dhyana is to realize that one’s own nature is like space, and

the thoughts and sensations come and go in this ‘original mind’

like birds through the sky, leaving no trace.

Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom

Manjushree The Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom

Jay Guru

netaji with parents

Netaji with Parents

Sri Guru

Guru Jay (3x)

The ever unfinished work of art

Issued from the primordial mind essence

Empty in the beginning and the end

Forever striving for a perfected form

Is pure in the naked space of awareness (rigpa)

Toying with the timeless dimensions of a mise-en-scène

Sculpting out of the fabric of a stone that cannot breathe

Evanescent thoughts vaporized like ether     Shri Shiva in Om offset lithograph, c. 1930

Into the palette of the wonderful void

Colours resonating with melody of sound

Never arising, dwelling or ceasing

But creating textures that the eye can only dream

Between sleep and waking

Flowering thousand petal lotus

Where a child is born

And begins to see

When the world comes to a naught

A moment seized in the clear light

To Immortalize the dancing rapture of the Master King… Jim Morrison 1

“Having abandoned attachment to the fruit of works, ever content,

Without any kind of dependence he does nothing though he is

Ever engaged in work”.  (Sri Krishna in Bhagavadgita)