Everything is method!!! Method to refine our cosmosal view of reality. That view is like a lens on a camera. It limits what we see. The view that everything is made up of reality, or actuality, or being, is the view we are striving for. That is, all methods are designed to attain the view or lens that sees the truth of what is and our perception of the truth of what is , is determined by the lens we use.
Here's the view. Everything is made of the divine bliss that creates and energizes everything. Nothing is left out and everything is made up of, or permeated with, divine bliss. When we see that, there is no place to go, nothing to do, just be what we are. Be awareness that sees and acts from this view.. Just be being. This view is very natural and can be attained by everyone of us regardless of our circumstances ( Karma) . We are already ( and have always been) it . When I say attained I mean we are able to open our individual subjectivity (lens) to the fullness of the view that all is divine bliss. We are able to see it within time at this moment. We may not be able to see it in the next moment but that does not mean it is not there. It just means it is hidden in time at that moment from the view of our particular lens.
One more thought to carry the lens metaphor a little further. My wife Carol uses a new process in her photography called HDR. It takes 3 shots for each photograph . One with much light, one with medium light and one with very little light. It then merges all three to create the photograph. (they look great, more like a painting). One effective method for attaining the full view is , like HDR does, to look or gaze with a combined lens that includes and merges the three levels of being simultaltaneously ( the dharmakaya, the sambhogakaya and the nirmanakaya). I like to call this the 3kaya gaze. Lama Wangdor calls it the svabhavikaya, the fourth kaya.
Written by Tom Walsh