Buddhism 101 #5 – The Two Truths, Relative and Absolute

Absolute truth, often described as ‘the basic nature of mind,’ is nondual. Relative truth, which is the way we usually experience mind, is dual. Dual here means a view which perceives a fundamental separation – and thus a duality – between self and other, one person and another, one place and another, one moment and another.

Dramatic Verse – speech by Naked Woman

Thus naturally reveal the living landscape and history of my
Defeats, failures, sorrow
All telling their tales in my unfolding form,
Which becomes increasingly a form of many folds
And bulges, and over them all an ever finer network of
Interlinking wrinkles, a living raku coated in cracks all over the surface …
Of this my living skin,
This outer billboard of my inner womanhood

Trikaya Ruminations #2 The Three Levels of Spiritual Development

The Buddhist teachings involve three main Yanas, or vehicles, which correspond with the three main stages of spiritual development (true in all genuine traditions) namely:
a) working with confusion to tame and pacify it
b) working out of confusion into realization
c) working with realization to stabilize and complete it