The space is always there, but we seldom recognize it. The dust is always there, but we seldom recognize it either. In the light of sunshine, we can see endless dust floating in space, by then we recognize space and dust. The truth is like space; it is manifesting all the time, but can’t recognize it. The affliction is like dust, it is existing in the moments of our life, but we can’t recognize it. Only when the dust is thick and heavy enough and waving in the wind, can we find them and be involved with them fiercely. And when the light of awareness is shining, we will find more tiny dusts, which we are not able to recognize normally.
At first, we must know the existence of afflictions in the moments our life, even though we didn’t recognize them yet. And we should believe that the truth has never been separated from our life and ourselves. Then let’s develop the power of awareness on the existence of afflictions and manifestation of the truth, and don’t ignore that the existence of afflictions and manifestation of the truth are at the same moment!
When the dust is waving in the wind, is the space moved? So, when the dust of afflictions is waved by the wind of delusion, the space of truth is not moved. But in our eyes normally, we can’t distinguish dust and space, it seems they are moving together. When the wind comes, we say it is windy. When the sun is covered, we say it is cloudy. We ignore that the space has never been windy or cloudy. When the mind is involved with the windy and the cloudy conditions, the mind will become windy and cloudy!
We should keep calm and see when the dust is waving in the wind, what is the state of space? We should keep calm and be aware on how the dust of afflictions wave up and where does the wind of delusion derive from…
Another gust of wind blew up outside my balcony, the leaves are dancing up and down, and the space is enjoying the sight in silence.