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Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī

The Most Noble Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī forthwith arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and … Continue reading

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Origin of the One who Suffers

Chapter Ten: On the Four Truths There’s an interesting copy of this chapter translated by Charles Patton found on the old Dark Zen website. The notable difference from other copies concerns the line, “That which is called [the sufferer] is … Continue reading

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You are Not your Pain

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ii.17-24 Identification with Phenomena is the Cause of Pain 2.17 When The Self Yokes with Everything It is Not. When the Self so totally over-identifies and yokes with everything in the phenomenal world It is Not, then It becomes It’s … Continue reading

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The Hard Won Path

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  The Yogasūtras of Patañjali Book II: The Hard Won Path Whereas Book I was the heart of Patañjali’s Yoga sutras—the Hardcore Teachings of eradicating all thought-obstructions in order to “Yoke” with the Unborn—Book II is a practicum—a “how to guide” … Continue reading

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The Best Decision

Well, at long last the drawn-out campaign season here in the USA will finally be coming to a close. Once again the nastiness of the political beasts and cultural wars was very much in vogue, replaying the same ol’ delusional … Continue reading

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