Tag Archives: Unborn

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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The untrapped Mind

The untrapped Mind is the Mind of Nirvana. Where defiled minds dwell in countless positions of their own making, the untrapped Mind remains free in the shining reality of its own uncreatedness. Any mind given to the most minute desire for resistance against … Continue reading

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Open your mouth

Open your mouth, utter a single syllable, type a single word and you merely are spreading the illusion of your own perception of what you believe, at any given moment, to be the equal or part of an absolute reality. … Continue reading

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The first thing ever expressed by an enlightened sage

The first thing ever expressed by an enlightened sage to any given student of the way is the wordless proof that “there is only Mind”.  This is the very same dharma professed by all bodhisattvas maha bodhisattvas and Buddhas.Whatever more … Continue reading

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Faith and enlightenment in Zen

All born things are subject to entropy. Nothing created can ever escape the critical point of its own decay and final dissolution.  This axiom is not only valid for all things around you and within your body,but also your ideas, … Continue reading

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Know your true nature

  As an inexhaustible producer of form and emptiness, the great Mind Essence remains permanently  imageless. As long as certainty and the true nature of this Mind is not assured,  ignorance reigns, death is certain and the painful womb of rebirth,  into most uncertain … Continue reading

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The Zen of your own-being

Om svabhava suddha sarva dharma svabhava suddho’ham. [1] Character is nothing, own-being is everything. Thus, such is the path of enlightenment  that a being of good merit should choose not to foster character but unveil the clear light of their own-being … Continue reading

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The Zen that is quicker than lightning.

Once upon a time a good mind of the way transported its body to a supposed place of a great Mind Master,  as to inquire into the mystery of the Buddhadharma. Once its body, and main source of self-reliance, reached the peak of a high mountain, … Continue reading

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The light of compassion

A mind of great honor, moderation and intelligence is not necessarily a mind  of foolish shortsightedness, nor is it one poor in compassion and humor.  The immense complexity of the created,  demands such qualities. Yet, if these native excellences were to … Continue reading

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Finding [recollecting] the Unborn Mind.

Abiding in the blinding darkness of ignorance is not easy. If anything, countless sentients, suffering on a daily basis no matter their status in a grinding maze of discontentment can attest to this fact. If not in their best hour, … Continue reading

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