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Synonyms of the Absolute

Friedmann’s translation: A synonym makes clear that there are different names for the same-thing. Because it defines the meaning of [the word of which it is] a synonym, it is called synonym… Summarily the synonyms of the Absolute are: Tathatā: … Continue reading

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Hwadu

Chinul’s last “great awakening” occurred at Sangmuju am, near the top of the Mount Chiri—here, [suddenly] he was taken by reading Ta-hui Tsung-kao’s rendering of the hua-t’ou (K. hwadu) method: I went to live on Mount Chiri and found [a … Continue reading

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Closing Teachings on Prajñāpāramitā

Painting by Peter Adams At that time, Mañjuśrī addressed the Buddha, saying, “Bhagavān, in the cities and villages of Jambudvīpa, what should be the station of one who expounds the extremely profound Prajñāpāramitā?” The Buddha said to Mañjuśrī, “Now in … Continue reading

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Single Action Samādhi

At that time, Mañjuśrī addressed the Buddha, saying, “Bhagavān, I contemplate the true Dharma which is unconditioned and without characteristics, without obtaining and without benefit, without birth and without death, without coming and without going, without one who knows, without … Continue reading

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The True Nature of Bodhi

At that time, Śāriputra addressed the Buddha, saying, “Bhagavān, the beginning bodhisattvas are unable to understand Prajñāpāramitā as Mañjuśrī explains it.” Mañjuśrī said, “It is not only the beginning bodhisattvas who are unable to understand, but also those who are … Continue reading

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Absolute Faith

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Enter into IT with full accord, In this fashion, the twin Iron Mountains will not hem you in. Simply saying, “Not-Two”, all things are resolved in the Unborn. Everything is now perfectly accommodated. The Shining Ones in all ten-directions, Faithfully … Continue reading

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(11) The Quest for the Unborn

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The quest for the Unborn, is indeed a quest that is vast in terms of allegiance and determination. The word of the Unborn… Is essentially the only dharma, an Unborn Mind adept needs while proceeding towards supreme enlightenment. When the … Continue reading

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Songs of Renunciation

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From the Songs of Milarepa (Dover Thrift Editions): The way of the world is illusion: I strive after true reality. To be moved by earthly possessions is illusion : I endeavour to rise above duality. To be the world’s servant … Continue reading

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Throw-down the flagpole!

34. “Q: What is meant by relative truth?1 A: What would you do with such a parasitical plant as that? Reality is perfect purity; why base a discussion on false terms? To be absolutely without concepts is called the Wisdom … Continue reading

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Noble Wisdom’s Child: Bardo 3, Bodhidhatu

The 12th century Saint and Rhineland Mystic, Hildegard von Bingen—also known as Sybil of the Rhine, once reflected on the nature of Noble Wisdom: “I am Wisdom. Mine is the blast of the resounding Word through which all creation came … Continue reading

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