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Two Kinds of Search

5.“Bhikkhus, there are these two kinds of search: the noble search and the ignoble search. And what is the ignoble search? Here someone being himself subject to birth seeks what is also subject to birth; being himself subject to ageing, … Continue reading

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The mind of 84,000 hooks.

This is the sole gospel of Mara, the Evil One, so pay careful attention; Within each seed granted your self, there is a promise of a beautiful flower. One of completeness and bliss or even vengeance and destruction. In the … Continue reading

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The Prostitute and the Buddha’s Hidden Organ

Finally, the Blessed One led Ananda and, walking in space, came to the debate hall. The Buddha took a seat and briefly taught about suffering, emptiness, Impermanence, and the perfections (paramila) to the assembly, but the women did not accept … Continue reading

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(44) Spiritual Prosperity

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Are you one who freely chooses your actions based on right knowledge of self? Or are you someone who is merely chosen by the actions of others in relation to what you conceive as self? Think about this carefully… As … Continue reading

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(39) The Cellar

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The cellar may be an exciting thing to visit, but if the door behind you slams with a bang, it is best to have a strong lamp at hand if you desire any further safe direction. The other choice is … Continue reading

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(27) Karma

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While you practice the dharma (The singular law of the One Mind), in your encounters with others, you should not judge their actions but patiently observe the unfolding of their karma and how they relate to it. Karma is a … Continue reading

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(22) The Monastic Mind

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When the mind reaches a spiritual need and maturity to contemplate its true nature, it is most wise to first try entrance into the monastery of Mind Only, which is Unborn. We call this entrance, the sangha of bodhisattvas. Entrance … Continue reading

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(20) The Valley of the Dead

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It was not that long ago that your spirit decided to partake in a magical mystery tour through the land of the living dead… Hitching a ride on the dark samsaric midnight train, Peering through smeared skhandic windows on shattered … Continue reading

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(19) Like an Eagle

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Relaxed… But focused… Like an eagle in the sky… With its clear and observant eye… The light-trainee walks the earth and does not allow her mind to depend on anything which is subject to birth and death… Very few, if … Continue reading

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(17) Darkness

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The times of great darkness and confusion have begun. These are times of great lies and misdirection. Many will step forth proclaiming various miracles and spiritual accomplishments from a deep and empty new age well. But all there will be … Continue reading

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