Yesterday I was deep in one of the ARUPAJHANA meditations(Formless meditations) and I had this vision. It was so powerful I am sharing it with you all. This not to change anyone’s mind or beliefs it is only to share. Enjoy.
I ended up in a field and in the distance there was a luminous woman picking brilliantly colored flowers. I approached her in my formlessness and she began to speak as though she knew me. She asked me “What is strength?” I said “Is not strength undying compassion for every conscious being?” She paused her flower picking and said “Strength is compassion for all beings be they conscious or not. Life is an ocean, under the surface the waters are very calm but on the surface there are many violent waves. Mankind is that ocean, some who are in oneness become calm as the waters underneath and some are divided and uncontrolled as the waves above. Strength is to be gentle with all beings as I am being with these flowers.” I paused for a moment and then stated the obvious. “My lady it appears to me that you are picking these flowers, from my knowledge picking results in death.” She smiled while continuing on.
Swiftly she floated up from her seated position while speaking “Mikial even with the wisdom you have acquired you see only the apparent, look past the apparent and see the truth in substance.” I looked closer at the flowers and I could see now that her basket was not filled with plucked flowers, it was filled with flowers that she was planting into the soil. She continued “Life is this way, you must see through the fabrications of your own mind. Transcend views that are based on erroneous perceptions of your own mind. There is mundane information, there is metaphysical information and then there is transcendent information. The wise will transcend views that become like a weight that is grabbed and which pulls us to the bottom of the ocean of consciousness. Erroneous views are bondage to consciousness, they create perceptions of diversity that gives birth to fear and fear becomes the parent to destruction. Beyond the flesh of humans is energy, beyond the energy is mind, beyond mind consciousness and beyond consciousness is something more for them to find.” The flowers began to liquefy and the entire scenery became as a river of thoughts, it was almost unbearable, the immensity of wisdom.
The woman’s body then became as a brilliancy of light. “One should not look within the empty for substance, for nothing is with substance. See within all things the signature of your own mind, see that the mind is a servant to the conceptual consciousness which like an actor fabricates all scenes and plays all roles. The deeper you attach yourself to the material the more you believe in the illusions of the conceptual consciousness and unbeknownst to you the deeper you wriggle into bondage. And bondage keeps you from what? Bondage keeps one from liberation, bondage keeps one from the ultimate truth which can only be come by personal realization.” I then said “What of those who save only themselves from the harshness of the empirical world? Some of them achieve such high states that they seem not to suffer, they seem to be free.” She said
“They are not, look beyond the apparent. There is not difference or sameness, there is no difference because all things are consciousness, fabrications of the mind so there is nothing to be different and there is not sameness because if all things are as thoughts then they have no substance and there are no things truly existing to be considered the same. Those who selfishly do good, and partake only of knowledge exist in a temporary space, they do not exist in wisdom. The unselfish cultivate wisdom and work infinitely to help others and in that they find the truth of consciousness, the truth of awareness and by doing such they are liberated. These of wisdom learn in truth that although they work to liberate all beings they liberate no beings. It is such since only in appearance are there beings but appearance is empty of substance and thus there are no beings. Some will say I am declaring that nothing exists, this is wrong, there is consciousness and the mystery beyond. All other things exist in appearance only. Particles of light that move in waves make up all things that are corporeal and yet particles of light are empty of substance. You call these particles atoms. Liberation is better than all pleasures, liberation is freedom. For what is it to have temporary pleasures of all kinds but still be a slave to illusions of the mind? When those pleasures leave, suffering is soon to follow by law of the duality of your universe. Where does joy end and suffering begin?They do not begin and end, they are one thing that is perceived as two, when you have the one the other is soon to follow. Wisdom brings liberation and is accompanied by the cessation of worldly suffering. Liberation is beyond permanence and impermanence. And why so? Because once liberation is achieved and the body and mind are tamed, and the consciousness is transformed from one of fabrications to one without fabrications, this is lasting and does not produce causes that can bring about effects of change or duration which humans perceive as permanence and impermanence. Only in the fabrications of the conceptual consciousness do causes arise and bring about effects. When the conceptual consciousness is transformed into a consciousness that is without fabrications then causes do not arise because causes are also fantasies of the conceptual consciousness and tools of the mind. So liberation cannot be reversed and is lasting beyond the perception of time and space.”
I asked the woman of the light “What are you? What is consciousness?” She responded “I AM AND YET I AM NOT. wisdom is my body, but I am beyond Repository and conceptual consciousness. Consciousness is awareness, but in order to be aware there must be something to be aware of. Consciousness produces fabrications or fantasies of SOMETHING ELSE in order to be aware, else it would have nothing to be aware of and cease to be consciousness. However what it produces are only concepts, fantasy, thoughts, they are empty of substance. Then it creates focused points called minds in order to insert itself into the fantasies it produces. You call these productions of conceptual consciousness universes, beings, life and destruction, elements. All of these are productions of conceptual consciousness supported by the Mind which fabricates energies you call subatomic particles and these flickering lights you call particles together act as the deliverer of the illusion of distinct parts in all that you see. The ultimate truth lies beyond all of these empty illusions.”
Suddenly the woman began to fade as I was coming out of meditation but in her final words she said “Achieve personal realization of the Ultimate truth, help all who cross your path and shake yourself free of all fetters and seek liberation through wisdom.”
There was much more but I am trying to keep this as short as possible and it is already long lol =) Whether all of this was a production of my mind or not is inconsequential, but I felt this was good to share because the information was good for contemplation. Leave any comments below.
By Mikial Millard
Copyright Dec 2013
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