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Liberating the View of Realization from Subtle Judgments and Preferences

We have been exploring how the view of totality arises without contradicting or negating any realization or view of realization. In fact, it includes all the various realizations, acknowledges them, and values them as manifestations of experiencing our true beingness. So the view of totality doesn’t discount the perspective our teaching has presented on true nature with its aspects and dimensions. Rather, it further opens the view of realization to liberate it from our subtle judgments, preferences, fixations, and idealizations. From this view, when we are practicing, when we are working with ourselves, when we are living our life authentically, we don’t feel a need to be in any particular condition. So reality is totally free—in its intelligence and its dynamism—to respond to whatever situation with the appropriate realization.

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