Mind’s nature is indivisible emptiness and clarity, Inexpressible and indestructible, like space. In seeing it, there is no separate one who sees; There is but a single, all-encompassing sphere. Even looker and looking are one and the same. This view of seeing all at once is unsurpassed, A centreless, limitless, exceptional experience.
In this fruition in which what has to be done has been done, There’s no seeing at all, and any wish to see, Any deep longing to discover the view, Is naturally destroyed from its very depths. To arrive at such contentment and evenness Is to be touched by brave Mañjuśrī’s beneficent light.
Mipham wrote this on the 12th day of the seventh month, in the year of the Fire Rat (1876). Maṅgalam.
Translated by Adam Pearcey, 2016, with the kind assistance of Alak Zenkar Rinpoche.
The great garment of choice, and the choice of what to wear.
When we wake in the morning and decide what to wear for the day, we choose our selection on what looks or feels right or in some cases what we are told to by others. There is a thread. A thread of choice that joins the seams of all. Throughout our lives a very real issue is this feeling of having choice taken away, or reduced or prevented by others or by other forces beyond our control. The beyond control component is interesting as by definition its beyond our control. So rightly this could include, physical harm or aggression from others, natural disasters, alien attack the sun blowing up- there is a myriad of these. As adults and as beings the only thing we get to control and do have complete choice over is our consciousness. This is our jurisdiction, or the truth of our word/speech. The Inherent justice of our sound.
As we look into the mirror reflection getting dressed and make our selection- we can see that we have the right of choice over our thoughts, emotions and behaviour i.e our response to stimuli, response to the actions of others, response to the things that happen beyond our control. So many times we as beings as humans will say- she stopped me from doing that, he prevented me from getting there- they took away my freedom of choice. We can replace this limitation station perspective with limitless perspective. Spend enough time alive and its clear to see the world is filled with different beings that create vast oceans of variety- each with their own design and process – expand that to the vastness of all there is and it is limitless.
In this patriarchal society construct or ”choice”- those that wish to control, really do not want you to remember that choice is not optional its a default. It cannot be owned, or bought or traded or taken by force. If you have consciousness, then you have choice. But we have to stop seeing the reflections that confuse us into thinking that we are not allowed choice, whilst many things in a compelling and very real way my make us feel like this. We have whole international bodies set up to preserve and defend our rights, we have entire laws dedicated to enshrining something that exists in the non-physical plane. The choice of our consciousness. The freedom within, the jurisdiction of our infinite love. Hatred, anger and violence can only ever be healed, transmuted or transformed as energy with Love.
If you push past the layers of fear, the excuses- the justifications you remember love. Your infinite being knows this Heart-space. So instead of reminding yourself and creating reasons, instead of choosing 🙂 – to see you have choice taken away remember, you can only give this away, only you can take away or decide on your choosing on the real level- the level of consciousness. So remember what is yours to choose, and what is not. Once you have this calibrated in harmony, making choices becomes easier. Life will still cast many difficult situations and things you must decide- so give yourself a chance. Take a chance on you.
Think in your heart of what you decided to wear for your life, and also remember like choosing clothes- if your not happy with how you look and most importantly how you feel- you can always choose something new or different. Wear your pendant of choice with courage, let it shine forth your understandings and hopes and intentions. The pendant of choice is invisible yet can be felt by all, it is every design and no design all in one beautiful infinite casing of abundance. You can make choices that create more for not just you but others. The pendant resonates in the heart, it is worn on the soul and carried into the physical by the body. The mind is the conduit between these worlds. The Universe is full of infinite variety and choice. While others are busy fighting, and arguing- be your choice. This power cannot be stopped or controlled, its vastness knows no boundaries or limitations. Fashion yourself, wear and be your fashion and show it to the Universe, the everything choice.