Tag Archives: The Zennist

Ekacitta: Advanced Studies in Dark Zen

The idea for this series occurred to me when contemplating one on George Grimm and his notion of “Self”. Then it struck me how someone in particular has thoroughly broken-down Grimm’s formulations on the matter, that someone being “The Zennist.” … Continue reading

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A Shamanistic Dimension

Just finished reading the Zennist’s post entitled Restoring our spiritual senses. It evokes a shamanistic-dimension to destabilize our “despiritualized culture.” Reading this for me was one of those synchronistic moments as my blog from this past summer, Notes from the … Continue reading

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Elements of Right Observance

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ii.32 Observances that set spirit free 2.32 Elements of Right Observance. Purification Spiritual Contentment Ascetic Discipline Spiritual Reading Devotion to the Lord of Yoga Purification: these five elements of Niyama (Right Observance) begin with both external and internal purification. Daily … Continue reading

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Mind Mastery

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i.40-47 The Refinements leading to Perfection 1.40 Mastery of Mind extends from the smallest particle to the infinite vastness of the Cosmos. What comes to mind here is what the Zennist writes about when he describes the ability to pierce-through … Continue reading

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The Dharma-Wizards of Oz: Bardo 1, Part 2

The mystical waters of my life flow deep, both internally and externally. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680), the “Native American” woman—affectionately known in my neck of the woods as the Lily of the Mohawks, lived just 4 miles from my home. … Continue reading

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