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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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Cutting down the tree of birth, death and rebirth

            Unless you are completely disenchanted with the cycle of birth, death and rebirth at the deepest level of your subconsciousness, the sublime and liberating light of the Buddhadharma will be lost on you. Tozen Read more […]

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The mind of 84,000 hooks.

This is the sole gospel of Mara, the Evil One, so pay careful attention; Within each seed granted your self, there is a promise of a beautiful flower. One of completeness and bliss or even vengeance and destruction. In the … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

For Baby-Boomers the old TV Game-Show, To Tell the Truth, has some fond memories, in particular during its Black & White heydays from the mid-50’s into the mid-60’s. Its inception runs as follows: The show features a panel of four celebrities … Continue reading

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Supplication and Vowed Fidelity

Thus have I heard. Once the Buddha was dwelling in the garden of Anāthapindada, in the Jeta Grove, near Śrāvastī. At that time, King Prasenajit and Queen Mallikā of Kosala had just had an initial realization of the Dharma. They … Continue reading

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Praxis: Part II

(Hakeda) The Practice of Cessation Should there be a man who desires to practice “cessation,” he should stay in a quiet place and sit erect in an even temper. [His attention should be focused] neither on breathing nor on any form or … Continue reading

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Praxis: Part I

(Hakeda) Part 4  On Faith and Practice  Having already discussed interpretation, we will now present a discussion of faith and practice. This discussion is intended for those who have not yet joined the group of beings who are determined to … Continue reading

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(Hakeda) The Characteristics of Beings in Saṃsāra  In analyzing the characteristics of beings in saṃsāra, two categories may be distinguished. The one is “crude,” for [those who belong to this category are] united with the [crude activities of the defiled] mind; the other … Continue reading

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The Universal Gateway of the Bodhisattva Who Hears the Cries of the Poor

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Those reading this title from Chapter 25 from translations that don’t utilize the sanskrit might not realize this refers to non-other than our own beloved Avalokiteśvara. This entire chapter is in honor of the Greatest (in our own saha-realm) Bodhisattva … Continue reading

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The Hidden Elixir That Heals All Woes

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Chapters 13-21 addresses the spiritual careers of bodhisattvas accompanied with prescriptions for right conduct and proper ways in which to reverence the Lotus Sutra. Chapter 16 is unique on its own since it focuses on the vast spiritual career of … Continue reading

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