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Spontaneous Illumination

Shastra on the Importance of Entering the Path of Spontaneous Awakening 1. I reverently bow before all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas from the Ten Directions, as well as all Awakened Beings who espouse the Bodhimind. In composing this humble Shastra, … 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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The Ten-Thousand Things

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One who dwells in dualism, will be pursued by the ten-thousand things. Even the most negligible sniff of right and wrong, and Mind is forever lost in the stench of self-abashment. One will give-birth to the Two, be careful to … Continue reading

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(12) The Tathagata

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The undivided and real body of the Mind, the Tathagata is unborn. This “unborn-ness”, is a non-tangible and indestructible essence with a highly dynamic and animative self-nature of sheer productiveness. Was it not so you would not be able to … Continue reading

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Obstacles that prevent Mind’s Quiescence

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i.29-34 Obstacles that prevent Mind’s Quiescence 1.29 When the Sacred OṀ is invoked, one-pointedness of Mind is assured as obstacles are rendered dormant. When faithfully invoked, the Sacred OṀ induces quiescence of Mind as all outside interference is rendered mute … Continue reading

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The last great gap of Hakuin´s log bridge

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There is only Unborn Mind. In Zen, as originally taught by the shining ones, this Mind is everything in terms of absolute reality, and no-thing in terms of illusion. It is people who believe the opposite that suffers. The wise … Continue reading

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Tozen: The four states of Zen bliss/samadhi by means of Tathagata Zen

  A good student asked me; “If IT (the light) is a feeling, it is not the self. Then how is uniting with a feeling the right progress (practice)? ” My rather lengthy answer, which I recommend you read several … Continue reading

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The Unborn Mind Dharani

The following is another gift from Tozen; a Dharani that protects the adept from all evil proclivities and assures proper spiritual refuge: ————————————————————— To the adept of the Mahayana Light; Light up some good incense. Bow five times towards your … Continue reading

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A Magical Mystery Tour

Rabbit horns and Gandharvic Castles in the air; the mind, will and consciousness; the five dharmas and modes of reality; long and short, is and isn’t, I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob, ect—all are nothing more than a magician’s … Continue reading

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Balance

Living attuned to the undivided bodhipower of the Unborn Mind and Spirit is a matter of proper balance—of attuning oneself to the inner spiritual equilibrium that determines a healthy and well-managed lifestyle. The two previous posts focused on what it’s … Continue reading

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