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True nature, a term intrinsically woven into the fabric of contemplative and meditative traditions, denotes the fundamental essence or the pure, unconditioned state of being that lies beneath the layers of conditioned experience, thought, and identity. In the teachings of Rob Burbea, true nature is not a static or fixed truth but rather a fluid and deeply personal unfolding. It invites an experiential recognition transcending conceptual frameworks, an intimate and direct knowing that reveals the profound, interconnected simplicity of existence. This revelatory experience unveils the distortions of self and world, through heartfelt inquiry and stillness, leading us into the vast, luminous expanse of awareness, where the separations between self, other, and universe dissolve, and a deeper, more authentic sense of freedom and clarity emerges.

See also: awareness, ultimate truth, dependent origination, suffering, awakening

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