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Update on Blog

Just a little update on our blog. The new 4.1 version of WordPress is still in the process of trying to work out some incompatibility issues. For instance, you may be noticing that our “categories” feature keeps appearing and disappearing. … Continue reading

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The Tathagata’s Womb

Carl Van Brunt (Hakeda) CHAPTER TWO The Correction of Evil Attachments I.THE BIASED VIEWS HELD BY ORDINARY MEN There are five kinds of biased views held by ordinary men that may be discussed. Hearing that it is explained in the sutra that … Continue reading

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The Fragrance of Suchness

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“If you truly want to read the sutras, you first have to awaken the mind that does the reading. All formal readings from the sutras are ultimately destructive. The wonderful dharma of one’s mind does not change through successive eons; … Continue reading

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Dark Ch’an

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As a further sign that Tsung-mi was not totally entrenched in the evaluation of letters and words and their import for the Buddhadharma, Chapt. 8 of the Chan Prolegomenon assures the assiduous Mind-adept that the Total assessment of the Buddhadharma—the … Continue reading

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Early Formation

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Early Classical Formation Tsung-mi’s early life is unique because it did not fit the mold of the typical Ch’an monk. Usually contact within the Buddhist monastic-community happened at an early age, between childhood and the early teen years. Tsung-mi came … Continue reading

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The Hidden Jewel

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“O Bhagavat! We have always thought we had attained complete nirvana. We now realize that we were ignorant. Why is this? We should have attained the wisdom of the Tathāgatas. Yet we were satisfied with little wisdom! “O Bhagavat! Suppose … Continue reading

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Sannyasa Darshan-A Treatise on Traditional and Contemporary Sannyasa

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Look’s like a good read… The sannyasa tradition should not be confused with any from of organized religion. The concept and aim of sannyasa predates every kind of religion in existence in the world today. Sannyasa is not just an … Continue reading

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Understanding

Wake-up Sermon, part 3 Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn’t exist. Mortals keep creating the mind, claiming it exists. And Arhats keep negating the … Continue reading

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