Not "unknowing" .
yes, not unknowing (when we talk about ultimates). that would be a fabrication. my understanding is limited. ha ha ha!
but also, not knowing! when professor Suzuki said knowing is ignorance, he implied that unknowing is true knowledge. however... fabrications, I don't know that I don't know. nor do I know that it is '' I don't know''. that would be a judgement... an element of prapanca, proliferation of words and thoughts. if I say that I know nothing, I have known something. words betray me here, but help me there.
*from it as being it*
"it" "being" both fabrications, judgments. in the Lankavatara sutra we are told that ''being" and "non-being" are an unhelpful dualism. Master Zenkei Shibayama reified ''it'', poor chap! it is, it isn't. Being (is) and non-being (isn't) are words that believe in existence. maya shows us in her dance that existence is a dream. a movie! is and isn't are the roots of Dharma. we forget about Dharma. poor us! really poor, we own nothing.
Muni, you have said that you are nothing, but that's a fabrication, a duality. I know that the great ones have spoken saying that everything is nothing and comes from nothing. this I don't know. but it seems to me just another judgment. even though a very clever one. some have said that being is nothing. but we forget about being and non-being. even though we have to live with it relatively speaking. but then what has to live with it? Me? not me. I? not I, one? not one. Zero? not zero.
what then? who knows! (awareness? but even that comes and goes.)
Primordial Wisdom cannot be expressed
But there are Compassionate precious skills
we have to know something if we want to live in this world. everything is judgement. every word is a judgement. all for practical living.
For me when we say you don't know, it sounds like: you are suffering. Such fun.
perhaps a certain kind of ignorance is bliss.
you are very kind Muni. you have taken me into a new garden to explore. I never realized how profound Tibetan wisdom is. you have shoved me through the door.
there is too much talk everywhere of ''True Self''. which is great, but doesn't go far enough. non-dual awareness is basically selfless, even though one has to live. basically selfless. life is easier. im not saying it's a doddle (easy), but there is a qualitative difference. Thank you Muni.
best wishes, Tom x