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August 29, 2022


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Beautiful commentary, Zennist. This state can be attained in life but it requires faith for most sentients. In fact the time to train our minds is now before the attachments to karmas accumulated through time immemorial sweep us into our next existence. We are never alone however, although it may not seem that way. The sutras make it quite explicit that buddhas clearly perceive each sentient, but sentients are so ignorant and lost in the world of sense objects and thought-forms that if they came across a supremely powerful bodhisattva such as Avalokitesvara they wouldn't even notice. It would be like seeing one's own mother and not recognizing her. But those who are aware have no fear of death whatsoever and can jump instantly into her arms without a care in the world.

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