In the Seen There Is Only the Seen – How Bahiya Overcame Pride to Awaken

The heart is a moral tapestry of clear coordinates for liberation. Caught between duality and proliferation, we vanquish the ‘self’ using the Buddha’s pithy instruction to Bahiya of the Bark Cloth. “In the seen, there is only the seen. In the heard… only the heard. In the sensed… only the sensed. In the known… only the known. When for you there will be only the seen… there is no you there.” We too shall come out of the jungle of our attachments. A talk given at a week long SIMT retreat, Chapin Mill, USA, August, 2017.