Tag Archives: Six Paramitas

The Original Mind-King

Chapter Two: The Signless Dharma, cont’d Vimukti Bodhisattva addressed the Buddha: “How is it that the nature of the tathagatagarbha is calm and motionless?” The Buddha replied, “The characteristics of arising and demise of the tathagatagarbha’s functions and discretions are … Continue reading

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Towards a Psychology of the Māras, Part I

             The Sacred India Tarot At the outset here one needs to be aware that the context in which Māra(s) is spoken is mythic in scope. Far more than any cognitively-based amalgams of collective-experiences shared … Continue reading

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The Illustrious Way

Then Queen Srīmālā made three more great vows before the Buddha, saying.  “I will benefit an infinite number of sentient beings through the power of these vows: first, I will, by my good roots, attain the wisdom of the true … Continue reading

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Mañjuśrī’s Monology

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Both Maitreya and Mañjuśrī give wonderful monologues, both in prose and gatha (poetic) form, respectively asking and responding as to the nature of the Buddha’s Illumination. Portions from Mañjuśrī’s Monologue in prose form are as follows: Thereupon Manjuśrī spoke to … Continue reading

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Mind the Absolute

PART ONE  THE CHUN  CHOU RECORD OF THE  ZEN MASTER  HUANG PO (TUAN CHI) A collection of sermons and dialogues recorded by P’ei Hsiu while in the city of Chun Chou 1. “The Master said to me: All the Buddhas … Continue reading

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The Bad Seed

The dominate understanding today of Buddha-nature is that it’s innate and automatically operative in its human host. Nothing could be further from the truth. One of the early signs that this reverent seed of the Buddhas is taking root is … Continue reading

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