Monthly Archives: May 2012

Digital Sabbatical

Will be taking a “digital-sabbatical” for a time; am presently getting into Andy Ferguson’s book, “Tracking Bodhidharma”, a most interesting—travel-log-type—account of the present day Cultural and Spiritual Renaissance of Ch’an/Zen in China; truly fascinating how many ancient Dharma-seat sites are … Continue reading

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Breakthrough

Breakthrough Sermon IF someone is determined to reach enlightenment, what is the most essential method he can practice? The most essential method, which includes all other methods, is beholding the mind. But how can one method include all others? The … Continue reading

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Reconciliation

Wake-up Sermon, part 5 The Wake-up Sermon’s concluding verses reconciles apparent paradoxes like awakening to Buddhahood through suffering and mortals apparently liberating buddhas. Every suffering is a buddha-seed, because suffering impels mortals to seek wisdom. But you can only say … Continue reading

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Liberation

Wake-up Sermon, part 4 If you’re looking for the Way, the Way won’t appear until your body disappears. It’s like stripping bark from a tree. This karmic body undergoes constant change. It has no fixed reality. Practice according to your … Continue reading

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Understanding

Wake-up Sermon, part 3 Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn’t exist. Mortals keep creating the mind, claiming it exists. And Arhats keep negating the … Continue reading

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