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Buddhadharma : Winter 2013
82 BUDDHADHARMA: THE PRACTITIONER’S QUARTERLY WINTER 2 0 1 3 People who were passing by took him for a great ascetic and began to honor him as an arahant, a fully enlightened being. Bahiya soon came to believe it himself. After some years of this, former companions who were now devas (celestial beings) appeared to him, saying that not only was he not an arahant, but he was not even on the path to becoming one. Bahiya, quite distressed by this news, but also very sincere in his aspirations, asked what he should do. The devas replied that there was a Buddha, a fully enlightened being, who lived in northern India and that Bahiya should seek him out. Bahiya finally met the Buddha while the latter was going from house to house on alms rounds. Bahiya requested teach- ings right then and there. The Buddha replied that it was not an appropriate time and that Bahiya should come see him at the monastery. But Bahiya requested teachings a second and then a third time: “Lord, you may die. I may die. Please teach me now.” The Buddha, impressed with Bahiya’s sincerity and urgency, then spoke these words: In the seen there is only the seen, in the heard, there is only the heard, in the sensed [smell, taste, and touch], there is only the sensed, in the cognized, there is only the cognized: This, Bahiya, is how you should train yourself. When, Bahiya, there is for you in the seen only the seen, in the heard only the heard, in the sensed only the sensed, in the cognized only the cognized, then, Bahiya, there is no “you” in connection with all that. When, Bahiya, there is no “you” in connection with that, there is no “you” there. When, Bahiya, there is no “you” there, then, Bahiya, you are neither here nor there nor in between the two. This, just this, is the end of suffering. With this quality of bare knowing of whatever is seen, heard, felt, or cognized, we are not evaluating or proliferat- ing different sense impressions. When we practice in this way, we live abiding independent, not clinging to anything in the world. Excerpted from Mindfulness © 2013 by Joseph Goldstein. Reprinted with permission of Sounds True. AVAILABLE FROM: Diamond Lotus Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 272 Ithaca, NY 14851 Part 1: hardcover, $25 Part 2&3: hardcover, $30 KÜN-ZANG LA-MAY ZHAL-LUNG Translated & edited by Sonam T. Kazi The Oral Instruction of Kün-zang La-ma on the Preliminary Practices of Dzog-ch’en Long-ch’en Nying-tig, as transcribed by Dza Pal-trül Rin-po-ch’e “These preliminaries contain the essence of the most extraordinary Paramitayana and Inner Vajrayana techniques, which are used to dissolve the original ignorance for the realization of the primordially existent, liberated Mind in all sentient beings. . . . 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