Difference between Citta and Brahma?

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Re: Difference between Citta and Brahma?

Postby Gwyddion » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:46 pm

My understanding of Nirvana was that once the illusion of self and all defilements are eradicated who is left to experience a state anyway? as there needs to be a self to be in a state.

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Re: Difference between Citta and Brahma?

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Re: Difference between Citta and Brahma?

Postby Vajracharya Zhide » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:32 pm

In the Vajrayana tradition, there are two forms of Bodhicitta.
This is not an average person's type of daily consciousness (although it exists in everyone under all the layers of muck),
but ordinarily refers to those who have taken Bodhisattwa vows.
Bodhicitta #1: The wish for all sentient beings to become enlightened, and it is the Bodhisattwa's path to
to work toward that. (I know....I know.. I thought that was also an overwhelmingly impossible
dream (or nightmare) also when I learned that I had actually taken that vow and contemplated giving back my vows...lol)
Bodhicitta #2: This is similar to what is referred to in Hinduism as "Brahma", the Absolute Reality.
The Absolute Reality is an experience and cannot be defined very well in words, ie, people who have had near-death experiences
understand this realm of reality. Essentially, once all our dross is purified and all of the right circumstances
come together, our own soul is able to merge with the Absolute Reality. We become one with everything
and are aware of the past, present and future simultaneously, plus the Divine Intelligence behind all of it.
Once we return to our conscious body, after this experience, we become two people essentially: One who
lives in the 3 dimensional realm and daily life; and one who, at the same time, abides in the knowledge of the Absolute Reality.
In other words, our soul is now in union with the living energy of the Absolute Reality, while we continue to function
in our body. That awareness of the Absolute Reality is called Bodhicitta, but it is not the Absolute Reality - or Brahma - itself.

Your question is very intelligent and penetrating. I hope you find a bonafide, enlightened master to study with. Much compassion, Zhide

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