There has always been the pure nature of mind and there has always been fundamental ignorance in the mind.
When we speak of mind, we speak of something that is not a thing in itself. In its most fundamental sense, mind is not something we can limit. We cannot say it has a particular shape, size or location, color or form, or any other limiting characteristic.
We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.
Just as the mute person has trouble describing the taste of sugar, we have trouble describing the nature of mind.
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