What did Buddha say ?
Commentary on Chapter 18 "One Substance Regarded as Identical"
"Subhuti, what do you think? Does the Tathagata have the flesh eye?"
"So it is, World Honored One. The Tathagata has the flesh eye."
"Subhuti, what do you think? Does the Tathagata have the heavenly eye?"
"So it is, World Honored One. The Tathagata has the heavenly eye."
"Subhuti, what do you think? Does the Tathagata have the wisdom eye?"
"So it is, World Honored One. The Tathagata has the wisdom eye."
"Subhuti, what do you think? Does the Tathagata have the dharma eye?"
"So it is, World Honored One. The Tathagata has the "the dharma eye
"Subhuti, what do you think? Does the Tathagata have the Buddha eye?"
"So it is, World Honored One. The Tathagata has the Buddha eye."
"Subhuti, what do you think? Has the Tathagata spoken of the sand grains in the Ganges River?"
"So it is, World Honored One. The Tathagata has spoken of that sand."
"Subhuti, what do you think? If all the grains of sand in one Ganges River became an equal number of Ganges Rivers, and all the grains of sand in all those Ganges Rivers became that many Buddhalands. Would they be many?"
"Very many, World Honored One."
The Buddha told Subhuti, "All the various thoughts which occur to all the living beings in all those Buddhalands are completely known by the Tathagata. And why? All thoughts are spoken of by the Tathagata as no thoughts, therefore they are called thoughts. For what reason? Subhuti, past thought cannot be got at, present thought cannot be got at, and future thought cannot be got at."
This chapter starts another round to cut off the doubts of the disciples regarding the fruition and the cultivation in Buddhism. Subhuti doubted and thought that as the fruition of his cultivation, the Buddha possesses the Five Eyes, namely the flesh eye, heavenly eye, wisdom eye, Dharma eye and Buddha eye, therefore there should be things which he can see.
1. Flesh eye - to see people and even ghosts and spirits, objects within several miles without physical obstruction, etc.
2. Heavenly eye - to see everything in the heavens.
3. Wisdom eye - to see things whether it is right or wrong, true or false in all Dharma Realms. As an Arhat, he has the wisdom of �no-self? As a Bodhisattva, he has both the wisdom of �no-self?and �no-Dharma?
4. Dharma eye - to see the reality of all phenomena and Dharma, the subtle relationship between true emptiness and wonderful existence.
5. Buddha eye - possessed by Buddha only, to see all things and Dharma perfectly and completely, without any obstruction.
However, the Buddha said that his Five Eyes are not really eyes, and that he sees by using the minds of living beings. Furthermore, there are uncountable living beings in the uncountable worlds, and the Tathagata knows them all, and sees all their different minds, because these beings are in the Tathagata's own mind. Therefore, when a thought arises and the mind of a being moves, it is Tathagata's own mind which moves.
Subhuti doubted again and thought that since a thought in the mind of a being arises and extinguishes, does the Tathagata experience the same? The Buddha replied that the thoughts in the past, present and future could not be got at. By eliminating the concept of time, the Buddha indicated that the mind of a being is fundamentally absolute and has neither birth nor death, which is the same as the Tathagata's mind. This shows that the mind of Buddha and living beings do not differ from one another.
All thoughts refers to what is going on in the minds of all living beings. No thoughts means that they are not the true heart. Therefore they are called thoughts means they are just the ordinary thoughts in people's minds, nothing more.
With respect to the concept of time, what we call the past is already gone, thus the past does not remain. Similarly, what we refer to as the future has not yet arrived, and so it also cannot be got at. For the present, as soon as we speak of the present, it has already passed, so it too does not remain. Those three kinds of thoughts in the minds of living beings are ultimately unobtainable. The Tathagata completely knows the thoughts in the minds of all living beings. http://www.buddhistdoor.com/oldweb/pass ... mond10.htm
Not very helpful huh ? Do you have a personal teacher you could ask ? With all the amazing stuff you experience I would hope you had a teacher to help you . This is very unusual stuff for the average person to deal with. You really need a good teacher to guide you Son.
"All great truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
~ Arthur Schopenhauer