Buddhaghosa, in the Visuddhimagga, discusses the Divine Ear Element. In the Śūraṅgama Sūtra we see Avalokiteśvara describe the practice of perfect listening. We also see Manjusri Bodhisattva praise and recommend Avalokiteśvara’s practice of perfect listening. Reading this morning, I noticed how these two connect and I want to share it with all of you.

I recommend printing these out and looking more closely.


The Buddhas and Bodhisattvas,
the sentient beings and all that so called “lifeless” matter,
space and time,
light and voidness,
here and there,
now and then;
all of these are  aspects of your own (not your own) inscrutable [non]self.
Mind-born-mind. Get over it.