Rest in the Radiance
Look at your own mind
Not the petty and peculiar thoughts that come and go like clouds in the sky
Look at the sky like nature of the mind that knows
That’s your true self. That’s the true mind. That’s the buddha.
You yourself a buddha have been running around looking for a buddha not realizing how funny it is to see a buddha searching for buddha.
Sit quietly for a moment, let your breathing fall naturally and rest there like nothing special is going on, utterly at ease and relaxed then look at the fundamental nature of your own mind.
The pure illuminating suchness.
This is the mind seal that the patriarchs have alluded to.
Look and see what you find.
To help you recognize your own self nature – when you have settled in and thoughts have subsided can you notice a perfect pristine clarity that is aware?
Stay in that and see for yourself if…
It’s a perfect clarity that is unchanging and the same whether in the past present of future
Since nothing blocks it its nature is everywhere
It has no bound or limit so it is boundless
It is beyond birth and death so it is free
Nothing can hold it so it is liberated
It illuminates everything so it is luminous
It is stable and even so it is peaceful
It’s all encompassing so nothing is left out
Nothing can cut it so it is indestructible
Nothing can stain it so it is stainless
It’s crystal clear so it is clarity
Everything arises from it so it is the origin
Everything returns to it so it is the end of it all
But it itself is beyond beginning and end
It is open and available
Radiant and clear
Free of ideas of pure and impure
Beyond concepts and conundrums
It is without location but is found everywhere
It is beyond any idea of individual self but is found in everyone
It is the seer, the seen and the space in between
Rest in the radiance of your own awareness
Remain undistracted in the great remembering.
You are the Buddha!!!
It’s not a matter of belief it’s just a matter of turning yourself around and looking at what’s looking.
There’s no other practice than this.
Just rest and release into what you already are.
Let go and rest.
Rest in the radiance.