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A Matter of the Philosophers

As long as those philosophers who get confused in their reasonings and who are unable to go beyond the realm of words, distinguish the discriminating from the discriminated – so long they do not see [the truth] of suchness. A … Continue reading

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The Nature of Dhyana

18. Q: What does it mean when The Mahaparinirvana Sutra states, “Excessive Dhyana over and above Wisdom issues in more ignorance (avidya), yet at the same time excessive wisdom canceling-out quality time spent in Dhyana leads to the issuance of … Continue reading

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The Immutability Factor

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  Hui Hai (720-814)  Q: What does it mean when the sutra says: “The sound of discussion has ceased, and the role of thought is done”?  A: Words are used to manifest the doctrine. After understanding the doctrine, then, words … Continue reading

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Three Blind Mice

3. The Disciples’ Reluctance to Visit Vimalakirti One perhaps asks the question, why do such noble personages—like Sariputra, Subhuti, and later the Bodhisattvas themselves—have such a reluctance to go and visit the ailing Vimalakirti? They are not, says Thurman, “pretending” … Continue reading

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