“Not Two” is a way of addressing ones presumptions that there is a lot of individual things, which is referred to as the 10,000 things. There is a hidden unity, though. Sokuzan teaches on this unity.
When establishing an awareness practice one can attempt this without a teacher. However, this often leads a person to a dead end or to what Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche calls a Spiritual Supermarket. Sokuzan discusses further in regards as to when you may need a teacher.
Fear manifests in a lot of different ways. It shows sometimes with another persona and we tend to go to extremes over this. So, what fuels fear? Presumption is explained further.
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Forms will either release or confine you. A metaphor for this is like a glass holding water. Without a solid form water cannot be held. The glass then either confines the water at the bottom or is released when drinking.
We use belief and disbelief all day long. All evidence it partial and we do not have enough to take a position on anything. Throwing the evidence out is disbelief but that doesn’t mean we should grasp or cling to it because that is belief. Both are equally harming.