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Buddhadharma : Fall 2013
FALL 2 0 1 3 BUDDHADHARMA: THE PRACTITIONER’S QUARTERLY 29 VAJRAYANA, OR TANTRIC, BUDDHISM places a great deal of emphasis on the mind and how it works. On the tantric level, we ask what the mind is and how we should view it. The first thing that is recommended is to ask where the mind is located. We might identify the mind with our neural system or we might locate it somewhere in the heart. If we are sophisticated, we might place more importance on our intellectual activities and think mind is located in the brain. If we are presented with a puzzle that we cannot solve, we may scratch our head or get a headache. If we are emotionally shocked, we may say, “Oh my goodness” and cover our chest, putting the emphasis on our heart. However, tantric logic says that mind cannot be located in both places. It cannot be in the head as well as the heart. No entity or object can be in two places at the same time. It is either here or it is there; it cannot occupy two spatial points simultaneously. In understanding mind and what it is, tantric texts identify three aspects: mind is empty, mind is luminous, and mind is bliss. Mind’s Empty Aspect The tantric tradition says mind is not something that can be grasped. We cannot identify it with brain processes or with the heart. Mind is not To have a genuine appreciation for the world we must see it directly, says the late Traleg Rinpoche. The tantric path teaches us how to cut through our concepts and confusion so we can experience reality in its full vividness and clarity. Empty Splendor