Sunday, January 9, 2011

effects in consciousness

If we could apperceive that subject is always and also object, and object always and also subject, we should be able profoundly to understand that neither could possibly have any independent existence as either, which IS the bodhisattvic vision wherein there is no see-er nor anything seen---but just a functioning that produces effects in what we know as consciousness.

That, indeed, is freedom, for all bondage is limitation consequent on identification with a supposed object which could not exist as such. There is no other freedom, and it is liberation from all that is not joy.

--- Wei Wu Wei on the Heart Sutra

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