Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tozen: Facing the dilemma of the fourth noble truth

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  “Master, please tell me. What is the difference between the material body-mind and the spiritual one? I know I am supposed to cut through the dialectical mind with your koans, directly seeing for myself what truth is, but I … Continue reading

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The Generation of the Bodhibindu

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  SIX: THE GENERATION OF THE BODHIBINDU Beloved and Immaculate Arya Tārā is the Sacred Vessel through which the Buddha-potential originates and is nurtured. She is ARYA—the Noble Liberator—and her Blessed Bodhi-Womb—GARBHA—houses the Self-Liberating activity. Like a mother she knows … Continue reading

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Tozen: What is Zen that never ceases to shine?

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  It is Mind Only singing an everlasting song of suchness. To some it goes up; to others it goes down; and then again to some, it is as it is, which is more than enough. When deathless fools, soiled … Continue reading

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The Mandala of the Holy Matrix

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  FIVE: THE MAṆḌALA OF THE HOLY MATRIX From the center of the Heart of Suchness, Mahasiddha Acintapa’s spirit invoked the Holy Mantra that empowered him to transform into the Blessed Vajradhara himself:  – OM SARVA TATHAGATA KAYAVAKCITIA VAJRA SVABHAVA … Continue reading

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Tozen: The Spirit of Zen Buddhism

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  The Zen Master wanders the temple yard, while slowly waving a paper fan against his face under the hot summer sun. A monk approaches fast]. “Yes, Master?” “It is a hot day, and all beings suffer the sun of … Continue reading

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Riding the Wave

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  FOUR: RIDING THE WAVE  Enraptured in deep samādhis during the revelatory action of the Lord’s discourse within the resplendent spiritual plane of Sambhogakāya, Acintapa the Mahasiddha was abruptly roused from his reverie when the Blessed Vajradhara extracted him, like … Continue reading

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Tozen: What is it about?

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  [snips a tiny branch from a bonsai tree] “When this world ends, where will you go?” “But Master, surely this world is not about to end and I will probably go before it goes?” “Is there a difference?” “But … Continue reading

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The Mandala of the Five Dhyanī Buddhas

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THREE: THE MAṆḌALA OF THE FIVE DHYANĪ BUDDHAS  Then the Lord discoursed upon the Five Skandhas.  “Like an infernal Black Sun nailed to the dark fabric of space, *Mara’s Malignant Five hurl- forth their accursed aggregations of the no-self:  The Demons … Continue reading

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Tozen: Dharma from the other shore…3

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  Master, please explain the difference between Enlightenment and practice [of it],…and the difference between Prajna and Prana?” “I am busy doing exactly that! Don´t you have eyes and ears? “What do you mean?” ” The hand cuts, and the … Continue reading

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The Cardinal Dynamism of the Unborn

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  TWO: THE CARDINAL DYNAMISM OF THE UNBORN        Vajradhara Buddha addressed Vajarpanī:  “Noble Bodhisattva, attend well to this instruction! The Unborn Mind is the All-Creative Sovereign—the cardinal-dynamism of all created spheres and organisms.  “This cardinal-dynamism is the non-conceptual and primordial … Continue reading

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