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A Disturbance in the Force

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(Hakeda)  b. The Aspect of Nonenlightenment  Because of not truly realizing oneness with Suchness, there emerges an unenlightened mind and, consequently, its thoughts. These thoughts do not have any validity to be substantiated; therefore, they are not independent of the … Continue reading

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Mind as Māyā

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(Hakeda)  B. The Mind in Terms of Phenomena The Storehouse Consciousness  The Mind as phenomena (saṃsāra) is grounded on the Tathāgatagarbha. What is called the Storehouse Consciousness is that in which “neither birth nor death (nirvāṇa)” diffuses harmoniously with “birth and … Continue reading

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The Mind of the Perceiver

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iv. 23-26 Gradations of  Perception 4.23 The Observer, the field of knowledge, and knowledge itself are conjoined in the mind of the perceiver. This is an advanced stage along the way to direct illumination. The perceiving mind becomes aware of … Continue reading

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Thought vs. Self

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iv. 18-22 The Self is the Master over all thought-constructions. 4.18 The changeless Selfhood of spirit is Master over the churning of incessant thoughts. Thought being constructed out of the phenomenal mind-stuff is inferior to the Self that is Self-Luminous … Continue reading

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Diamond-hard Compactness

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iii. 46-49 Spirit-Body Ascending 3.46 The Diamond Body has an adamantine hue that harnesses strength. As the yogin steadily advances in practice, each cell of the body is refined in the fire of spiritual-perfection. The yogin’s body is now a … Continue reading

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Understanding

Wake-up Sermon, part 3 Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn’t exist. Mortals keep creating the mind, claiming it exists. And Arhats keep negating the … Continue reading

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The Blood is the Life

Bloodstream Sermon, part 6 The concluding verses of Bodhidharma’s Bloodstream Sermon highlight that one comes face to face with two choices: the Law of Karma and Mind-Only… I only talk about seeing your nature. I don’t talk about creating karma. … Continue reading

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Field of Dreams

This vast throng of spectators is in total awe of the Buddha, sitting majestically upon his royal Lion throne. As they circumambulate-round him clockwise seven times, they lay down at his feet a spectacular parasol (a canopy): As soon as … Continue reading

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A Movable Feast

Mardi Gras is fast approaching with its vast array of spectacular shapes and colors all manifesting into one great orgy, indulging and gorging (Fat Tuesday) oneself before the solemn season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. After studying the Lanka, … Continue reading

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The Dharmacloud

When one transcends beyond the narrow confines of the sensate faculties (skandhas), the overlords of samsara itself, there is a growing sense of up-rootedness and even fear and trembling at the prospect of surrendering even one’s will into the realm … Continue reading

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