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Groundlessness

From Pema Chödrön's The Places That Scare You, near the end of Chapter 18 ("Groundlessness"):

Trungpa Rinpoche's translation is "OM, gone, gone, gone beyond, gone completely beyond, awake, so be it." This is a description of a process, a journey, of always stepping out further and further. We could also say, "OM, groundlessness, groundlessness, more groundlessness, even beyond groundlessness, fully awake, so be it!"

No matter where we are on the bodhisattva path, whether we are just beginning or we've practiced for years, we're always stepping further into groundlessness. Enlightenment is not the end of anything. Enlightenment, being completely awake, is just the beginning of fully entering into we know not what.

In other words, "Nothing But Faith in Nothing"" — and that's just the beginning?

(cf. InfiniteSky (2001-10-15), NothingnessShowsThrough (2005-02-06), Coming Back to Your Breath (2011-09-25), Friendship and Meditation (2012-11-06), It is Thou (2014-09-24), Life on the Other Side of Inquiry (2014-10-10), ...) - ^z - 2015-02-27