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What Need Forgiveness?

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Recently a question was asked about understanding of forgiveness from a Ch’an perspective. An aspiring Ch’an adept would learn soon enough that this is a totally meaningless question. For instance, the Diamond Sutra would ask, “Forgiveness from what and for … Continue reading

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A Hard Day’s Night

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Deep looks upon Deep as the Singular-Whole, And all External Associations are rendered Mute. The ten-thousand things coalesce with Essential-Sameness, You and the Dharmakaya are strangers no more. When opposites contract into undivided singularity, The long days of comparison are … Continue reading

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Transcending Karma

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4.16 Even the greatest of spiritual sojourners’ become erratic when distinguishing between action and inaction. Yet, I will reveal to you what true-action is that will empower you to transcend all evil. Even those who have encountered the spiritual heights … Continue reading

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Transcendent Modes of Action

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4.13 Through the distribution of the gunas and karmic action in humanities fold, the mental tendencies formed in caste-like structure. Even though I animated all of this into motion, know also that I am within my own nature immovable. Sri … Continue reading

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(3) Faith in the Unborn

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Indeed, I tell you all. Have faith in this, light, which enables your present mind to conceive innumerable images. Itself IT never becomes nor does it ever un-become. It’s luminous essence serves all sentient beings indiscriminately, whether they are high … Continue reading

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Detached Action

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Hence, Arjuna, always be mindful of acting with no-attachments. Just do what is required of you without desiring any particular outcomes. Just Recollect that all will unfold as it should in the Unborn. 3.20 By the path of Right Action, … Continue reading

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Oblations

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Yajna 3.9 Wordly bondage occurs when actions are initiated for personal-material gain. Therefore, Arjuna, in your labors remain unattached and offer spiritual yajna as an inner-oblation utterly free from any attachment. Paramahansa Yogananda sheds great light on the meaning of … Continue reading

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Three: The Yoga of Action

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Karma Yoga 3.1 Blessed One, if you think discernment is superior to decisive action, why do you insist that I carry out this destructive act, inquired Arjuna. 3.2 Your speech is ambiguous and clouds my reason—please tell me the best … Continue reading

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The Cult of the Dead

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In the Karmadhatu Dukkha is Inevitable ii.15 The Discriminatory mind is the root of all pain Fascination with things like the “Walking Dead and Zombies” has been around for quite awhile. Back in 1932 there was a film with Bela … Continue reading

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Karmasaya

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  ii.12-14 Karma is rooted in the Five Obstructions and will measure out what is recklessly initiated. 2.12 The womb of karma (karmasaya) is impregnated by the Five Obstructions and any forthcoming karmas will mature whether in this present lifetime, … Continue reading

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