Tara asks "would you like me to submit a homework about clear light and equanimity ?"
Saraha sang, “Just because a diamond is in the mud doesn’t mean that it has lost its luster.” It is Stillness that allows muddy waters to clarify, and in clarity, positives and negatives no longer have a relative meaning. From mahamudra’s impersonal view, positives and negatives only exist if we see them as such.
In 1974, having intentionally practiced Kagyu for only 2 years, I fully surrendered all aspects of the skandhas, and unwittingly uncovered the Clear Light of Vajra. It took many years afterwards to cerebrally verify the nature of Undivided Light, and the Dreams relationship to it.
A truth is unchanging, and matches every other truth. If you understood one truth, you could understand all truth.
Many claim to "have seen the light of a thousand suns." To see the Clear Light of Mindfulness however, you must also see the dark that precipitated those thousand suns,...then add them together,...all that light and dark, all that form and emptiness,...only then will you uncover the threshold of Clear Light.
Some suggest that Maitreya has already descended from the Tushita buddha field and has been born into a Red Hat family,...can't wait to see how much homework you'll have for her about Clear Light and equinimity.
Often amazed with how so few Buddhists understand that the there are 4 parts to the 4 Noble Truths,...first, one must recognize that life, or living through the skandhas, is suffering. Forget about the why of suffering, or eliminating suffering,...first there must be full realization that there is suffering. The 8fold Path is nearly meaningless if one has not recognized suffering.
Millions of ignorant folk running around expounding on Right View, Right Action, etc., without the slightest notion of suffering,...totally arse backwards. How can one have a Right View in regards to the Four Noble Truths without comprehending what suffering is?
Perhaps your homework should begin from there.
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