Hi Jundo & Taigu,
Just writing to make sure you are OK! Haven't seen a teaching for a while i am hoping nothing is
wrong with you or your families.
Also writing to ask you a question re the nature of enlightenment, i am grateful for your profound teachings
and i'm aware that you probably have answered this before, but still here goes.
I am beginning to comprehend as far as i'm capable of, that the "One Mind", Alaya etc, is of itself ineffable and
intrinsically ungraspable & that nothing in the dualistic world can come close to a description of it. But i wonder
wether you can tell me if awakening to it as our true nature leads us to a conscious awareness of it, either as a
separate or unified consciousness. The Buddha in some of his discourses appears to be saying that as a Tathagata
he is able to visit myriad "Buddha Lands" along with other Tathagata's and help other beings, etc. I can't quite
grasp (unfortunate word) the contradiction between "ultimately there are no beings to save" & a description of
Tathagata's appearing to have a separate conscious awareness within the "One Mind" and utilising a will to intercede
on behalf of all sentient beings. Maybe i am trying to ask clumsily, wether or not there is a conscious awareness within
Alaya,and that my head is exploding thinking about it!!!!