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Emptiness on a Thursday Afternoon

Mahāratnakūṭa Sūtra 46. Mañjuśrī Teaches Prajñāpāramitā Translated from Taishō Tripiṭaka volume 11, number 310 Thus have I heard. At one time, the Buddha was in Śrāvastī, at the Jeta Grove, in Anāthapiṇḍada’s park, along with a great saṃgha of bhikṣus, … Continue reading

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Indra’s Net

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When all mind-discriminations cease, The Unborn shines with no-thing arising nor cessating. Subjective allusions vanish as objective patterns subside, Thus the two dissolve-away in deep quiescence. The object is married with the subject, They are eternally bonded. Their ongoing relativity … Continue reading

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The Void of IT

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In ITs Totality IT is like the Great Void, Lacking nothing, and not self-indulgent. When you discriminate, you miss IT, As such, IT’s Suchness is lost. Let-go of conditions, Forget about Emptiness. Resting serenely in the Unborn, Dualistic Dreams are … Continue reading

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The Pathless Path

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  Form is emptiness, emptiness is form  “Form is emptiness, emptiness is form. Emptiness does not differ from form, and form does not differ from emptiness. Likewise, feelings, recognitions, volitions, and consciousnesses are empty.” “So, Shariputra, all dharmas are empty, … Continue reading

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Nothing ended, Nothing destroyed

Twenty-seven: Nothing ended, Nothing destroyed Subhuti, you should not assume that the Tathagata has attained Anuttara-Samyak-Sambodhi by virtue of his possession of the thirty-two bodily marks. Why? Because the Tathagata could not have attained the Anuttara-Samyak-Sambodhi through possession of bodily … Continue reading

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The Cave

Wake-up Sermon, part 2 Using the mind to look for reality is delusion. Not using the mind to look for reality is awareness. Freeing oneself from words is liberation. Remaining unblemished by the dust of sensation is guarding the Dharma. … Continue reading

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The Void is devoid of Void

5. The Consolation of the Invalid, cont’d Manjusri: Householder, why is your house empty? Why have you no servants? Vimalakirti: Manjusri, all buddha-fields are also empty. Manjusri: What makes them empty? Vimalakirti: They are empty because of emptiness. Manjusri: What … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff

5. The Consolation of the Invalid Then, the Buddha said to the crown prince, Manjusri, “Manjusri, go to the Licchavi Vimalakirti to inquire about his illness.” Manjusri replied, “Lord, it is difficult to attend upon the Licchavi Vimalakirti. He is … Continue reading

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