Monthly Archives: May 2013

Contemplative Sojourn

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  Greetings from the blogger here at Unborn Mind Zen It’s that annual-junction wherein my time apart from active blogging begins. Since my last contemplative sojourn a lot of new material has been blogged: the Diamond, Heart, Platform, and the … Continue reading

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Ticket to Ride

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  Epilogue  “In this way, Shariputra, should a Bodhisattva and Mahasattva train in the profound Perfection of Wisdom.” Then the Lord rose from his concentration and commended the noble Lord Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva and Mahasattva, saying “Well done, well done, … Continue reading

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Go Beyond the Beyond

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  “Therefore, Shariputra, because there is no attainment, Bodhisattvas abide relying on the Perfection of Wisdom, without obscuration of thought, and so they are unafraid. Transcending perverted views, they attain the end, Nirvana.” “All Buddhas existing in the three times, … Continue reading

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The Pathless Path

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  Form is emptiness, emptiness is form  “Form is emptiness, emptiness is form. Emptiness does not differ from form, and form does not differ from emptiness. Likewise, feelings, recognitions, volitions, and consciousnesses are empty.” “So, Shariputra, all dharmas are empty, … Continue reading

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A Tozen Parable: The sage and the money changer

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  Once a great Zen Master stopped by a money changers shop and asked for a good deal on some foreign coins. The money changer eager to make a fast profit by acts of deceit, regretted his first impulse and … Continue reading

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The Light Warrior

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  THE NOBLE AVALOKITEŚHVARA BODHISATTVA At that time also the noble Lord Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva and Mahasattva, in the practice of the profound Perfection of Wisdom looked down; he beheld but five skandhas and that in their own being they … Continue reading

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Prologue—The Heart Sutra

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Heart of the Perfection of Noble Wisdom Ārya Prajñāpāramitā Hŗdaya  Prologue Homage to the Holy Perfection of Wisdom!  Thus have I heard. At one time The Lord was staying at Rajagriha on Vulture Peak Mountain together with a great host … Continue reading

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The Heart of Noble Wisdom

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More than any other sutra, the Heart Sutra is aptly named because it represents the very Heart of Noble Wisdom Itself. It is the essential-core of the Prajñāpāramitā teachings from which all other sutras focusing on Noble Wisdom acquire their … Continue reading

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