“The purity or impurity of our vision is, of course, related with duality. Presently, our dualistic tendencies are exceedingly strong, dense, and gross. Thus, our visions are very gross and impure, since duality itself is impure. Duality is fabrication, duality is grasping, and duality is clinging. When our visions are registered, mixed, and filled up with the strength of our grasping, they are known as “habitual patterns.” In this context, our habit patterns are the built up stains and shadows of duality, grasping, clinging, or whatever else we call it.
Duality is very dense, circulating throughout the body on the winds. Right now our winds are so deluded with duality that they are nearly indistinguishable from duality itself. These powerful, blowing duality winds make their imprint on everything they contact, including ourselves. They cast a shadow on our experience, reflecting back to ourselves and mirroring our duality everywhere we look. Duality feeds on itself in the same way that a jaundiced person sees everything as yellow and completely blurry. So while we are covered up by duality, even though we may talk about the “purity nature,” it is almost like we are just telling stories, because the density of the duality surrounding us is blocking the light of our inner wisdom. In terms of the winds, this situation is known as “very regular attachment” or “grasping perceptions with duality wind.” These are the gross duality obscurations we have to purify. Why? Because they are blocking and overshadowing our realization of great blissfulness-emptiness, or the three mandalas. This is all thoroughly explained in the Anuyoga teachings.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
Key to Opening the Wisdom Door of Anuyoga (pgs 57-58)
Photo of the Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches bestowing empowerment in Russia in 2001.
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