“Buddha Consciousness: Nothing is separate. Understanding this brings peace!”
There’s a great article written about Robert Thurman in this month’s edition of Men’s Journal (Robert Thurman, Buddha’s Power Broker by Mark Binelli).
Thurman referenced a beautiful analogy that a Japanese philosopher came up with:
“Enlightened consciousness is like a doubly exposed negative.”
Thankfully, Thurman explained the quote! “—you know, when there are two images on one piece of film, and you can see both. The Buddha consciousness sees the oneness and the Nirvana nature of everything, and at the same time, he sees what other people see, which is different from that—everyone separate and struggling and so forth. And the Buddha sees both of these realities at the same time.”
Buddha Consciousness: The self is an illusion
Thurman describes that the “dissolution of the notion of ‘self’ leads to an understanding of the deep interrelatedness of everything.” There have been many late night discussions with my dad attempting to wrap my mind around the Buddhist concept of emptiness.
I like that NSA honors this concept and that the goal of this remarkable technique is to help guide you towards becoming a MORE HEART CENTERED INDIVIDUAL.