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Karma and Rebirth

This January series will be a systematic study on Karma and Rebirth. We will consider the topic from many different perspectives, essentially broken down in the following schemata: Vedic Origins Early Buddhist Unborn Bhagavad Gita The Yogasūtras of Patañjali Mahayana … Continue reading

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The Moon Parable

The Mahāparinirvāṇasūtra makes excellent use of parables in order to construct analogies as to the True Buddha Nature. The Moon Parable stands out in analogizing how the cycles of the Moon reflect the perennial nature of the Tathagata. Chapter 15: … Continue reading

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This is the destiny of most sentient minds…

Desire-Thought-Function. The creation of one enables the latter, ad-infinitum. From the first to the last and from the last back to the first. This is depicted in the image above showing the minds many, many ways and ability to manifest … Continue reading

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The Karma Factor

            Amazing Art by Daniel Martin Diaz Being reborn in the hell-realms is based upon the degree of negative-karma to warrant such a rebirth. This karmic-principle is merciless and irrevocable. As the Dhammapada teaches, you … Continue reading

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The Zen that is quicker than lightning.

Once upon a time a good mind of the way transported its body to a supposed place of a great Mind Master,  as to inquire into the mystery of the Buddhadharma. Once its body, and main source of self-reliance, reached the peak of a high mountain, … Continue reading

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One Dark Night

John of the Cross utilizes the first few stanzas of his poem, The Dark Night of the Soul, as a medium in which to better understand The Ascent. Darkness is a metaphor for the complete mortification of the senses. To … Continue reading

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The Mind of Zen

When it comes to matters of Spirit, and the innate Mind animating its will; Great minds discuss ideas around its true nature, relying solely on the light of its absolute reality as origin of their wisdom. Average minds discuss events around its … Continue reading

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Karmic Affinity

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Robert Stewart “Within the teachings it is said that it is easy for one to believe if the karmic relationship with the teacher is right, and it is easy to enter if the karmic connection to the Way is right. … Continue reading

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This great mystery called Mind

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When pursuing your Minds true nature, what you review as precious experience born out of decades of trial and error, is all but an illusion. Unborn Mind, primordial Mind, uncreated Mind, your true nature, cannot be bargained with, pleaded with, … Continue reading

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(43) A Karma Float

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When old karma is triggered by precise condition patterns, much like dormant genes in biological cell-structures are triggered by special viruses and other protein chains of various chemical combinations, they float up to the tangible spectral perception range of the … Continue reading

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