The Clear Light

Dr. Frederick Lenz, Zen Master Rama, quotes on buddhism, enlightenment, nirvana, zen, tantra, tibetan and mahayana.

Your mind is made up of light. We call it the dharmakaya, the clear light of reality. The transcendental eternal light is everywhere. It's the light of god or whatever you want to call it.


The Tibetan Buddhist realization is that mind does not have any particular qualities or attributes of its own. It's clear -- clear light.


The white light is the joker in the deck. It creates transmutations that are completely unpredictable, which is what makes it fun, which is why it scares the hell out of most people.


Life reorders you when you go into the clear light. Even the causal structure is liquefied. The clear light of reality, the dharmakaya, changes us into beings of light.


You perceive yourself as being solid and physical, limited to a body. You are made up of light, endless mind. The way you see life is a limited state of mind.


Within the universe there is a pure light. It is a light that is beyond all darkness. It does not give way to anything. It is the light of existence, the dharmakaya.


You are not a body. You are not a mind. You are infinite light, infinite intelligence, the radiance of all beings, the dharmakaya, the endless light of creation.


The magic of life is not something that can be explained. Structures can only take us to the point where they begin or end. Beyond structures is the white light.


Enlightenment occurs when your mind merges with nirvana, with what Tibetans call the dharmakaya, the clear light of reality, which is the highest plane of transcendental wisdom and perfect understanding.


Enlightenment is a timeless void. It's an emptiness that's filled with the most excellent light.


Keep your mind centered on that which leads to light, intensively. Accept no substitute.


The part of you that exists from one lifetime to another is composed of all things. You are the energy of the universe. We call it the dharmakaya.


As you go into light for longer and longer periods, as you progress in your meditation practice, you transform, you become illumined, you overcome all limitation, all sorrow, and all pain. You learn not to be bound by desire, and eventually you transcend death itself.


What you focus on you become. If you spend and hour or two a day meditating and focusing on light, then you will eventually become light.


The miracle of enlightenment is that you take the self and let it dissolve in the white light of eternity.


The only reason you feel pain is because you're so busy looking at yourself instead of looking at the wonderful patterns of light. If you become absorbed in the wonderful patterns of light, then there's no pain.


All things are void. So how possibly could there be any obscurations since everything is void, when you're void itself?  There's only the void. In the void, there's only shining, perfect clear light of reality.


Nirvikalpa samadhi or sahaja samadhi is all the way up. You get above the cloud line to the land of eternal snows and it's ecstasy beyond ecstasy.


The planes of light give you the power to rise above circumstance, the power to rise above your desires and your aversions.


There are different worlds, endless worlds, and different beings come from different worlds. In my particular case, I come from the stillness. We call it the dharmakaya, the clear light of reality. I know it quite well.