Buddhahood: 5 Defining Features of Your Indefinable Buddha-Nature
“I love those who yearn for the impossible.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Faust – Part II, 1832)
The essence of your Buddhahood consciousness is indefinable, yet here I am to attempt to accomplish the impossible, that is to give you five defining features of this indefinable pearl of existence.
What we can do is to define what it is not and from thereon move towards a greater understanding of what it is.
So lets just dive deep into it!
I: It is Without Qualities
Your original nature cannot be seen with separate eyes, meaning that it has no distinguishable qualities that your subjective intelligence can comprehend and process.
Your buddha nature is like an eye that sees all things yet cannot see itself. It is the absolute subject. Where it sees all yet nothing can see it.
II: It is Formless and Space-like
Since it is without qualities and distinguishable features, it is best described as being formless and space-like. It is like a container of experience, where everything is occurring in it.
All experience takes place in it, yet nothing can leave any imprint on it.
Take for example the sky, no matter what takes place in it, it is always the same.
III: It is Weightless
It has no weight, its lighter than vacuum, lighter than space. It is weightless. It is so subtle and elegant that I find it hard to continue writing this. Because it truly is utterly mesmerizing.
IV: It is Timeless
Your consciousness is beyond all concepts, which also means the powerful concept of time. Time is in the mind, your consciousness is the originator of mind. It is beyond. This is your buddha nature.
V: It is Always Here and Now
Your buddha-nature may feel like its distant from you, but that is an illusion which your psychological mind plays with you. Your innate consciousness is always here and now.
“All the mind-streams eventually flow into the
One ocean Beingness. There are many pathways
for the mind; there are no paths for the Heart,
for the Heart is infinite and fills everything.”