Tag Archives: Unmoving Principle

VS: The Ch’an Factor

The opening blog of this series touched upon the Ch’an usages of shou-i, or “Keeping the One”: To “guard the one without wavering” means to be intent on viewing the one thing [the Buddha-mind] with this void and pure eye. … Continue reading

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The True Nature of Bodhi

At that time, Śāriputra addressed the Buddha, saying, “Bhagavān, the beginning bodhisattvas are unable to understand Prajñāpāramitā as Mañjuśrī explains it.” Mañjuśrī said, “It is not only the beginning bodhisattvas who are unable to understand, but also those who are … Continue reading

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The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma

The following is the first in a series studying “The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma”–as translated by Red Pine. 1. Outline of Practice MANY roads lead to the Path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice. To enter by … Continue reading

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The Black Dragon Eye Mandala: A Singular Focal-point of the Unmoving Principle

The Black Dragon Eye Mandala is an auspicious medium in which to navigate through the turbulent and erratic seas (the Moving Principle). The black background of the Black Dragon-Eye Mandala depicts the infinite universal realm of the Dharmakaya that always … Continue reading

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