Worthy Quotes

Worthy Quotes

  • So, are you conscious? Do you live in a world of energy or mentality? Suopo Passerby
  • “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.” Dr. Max Planck, 1918 Nobel Laureate in Physics.
  • “If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it could be Buddhism.” Dr. Albert Enistein, 1921 Nobel Laureate in Physics.
  • “All phenomena originate from mentality.” Buddha

Reality: Nothing but Mentality

Nothing but Mentality

Mentality is the only reality in nature.

When mentality is quiescent, it is the invisible Ultimate Reality that never changes.

When mentality fluctuates, it manifests the world humans experience, where everything changes, but consciously.

 

12. The Verification of Citta (i): Consummate Self-Nature

The verifications of Such is the Way of Dharma start with the verifying parinispanna, the consummate or perfected self-nature of Citta, the Ultimate Reality, through…

11. Before the Verifications: What to Expect

After discussing Such is the Way of Dharma, we are pretty much done discussing Buddha’s teachings on reality, except in what scientists call the quantum…

10. The Three Self-Natures and Four Realms of Reality

After discussing the realms of enlightenment and unenlightenment, this post introduces Buddha’s teachings on their three self-natures and four ways of understanding them.  A) Three…

9. Non-Luminosity – The Realm of Unenlightenment

Having discussed Citta, we discuss the second domain of Buddha’s “Such is the way of Dharma” in this post.  As discussed, Citta is the quiescent…

8. Citta as the First Principle of Truth

In this post, we discuss another important role that Citta plays. In his doctrine of the Two Truths, Buddha teaches that there are two kinds…

7. Citta and Enlightenment

In this post, we discuss the role Citta plays in enlightenment. Astasahasrika-Prajnaparamita (道行般若波羅蜜經), “is a Mahāyāna Buddhist sūtra in the category of Prajñāpāramitā sūtra literature. The sūtra’s…

6. Citta: The Ultimate Reality

In this post, we discuss the Ultimate Reality of the cosmos. There are many terms for the Ultimate Reality, each describing the Ultimate Reality from…

5. Two Types of Dharma

Having introduced the doctrine of Such is the Way of Dharam and its two eternal realms, this post discusses the fundamental difference in their existence….

4. Such is the Way of Dharma

In his book, “Transformation of Myth through Time,” Dr. Joseph Campbell, author, professor, mythologist, and story-teller-extraordinaire, wrote the following about humanity’s first encounter with the idea of…

3. A Few Fundamental Concepts

In the last post, we discussed Buddha’s journey to enlightenment, stopping when the previous prince became enlightened and was given the honorific title Buddha. In…