Tag Archives: Wisdom

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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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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Mañjuśrī Teaches Prajñāpāramitā

Perhaps more than any other Celestial Bodhisattva, Mañjuśrī best captures the epitome of Wisdom. Mañjuśrī is undoubtedly synonymous with and the very embodiment of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajñāpāramitā). He is the ever-present guide and interlocutor in countless sutras; perhaps … Continue reading

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Mirrored-Wisdom

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(Hakeda) And, again, original enlightenment, when analyzed in relation to the defiled state [in the phenomenal order], presents itself as having two attributes. One is the “Purity of Wisdom” and the other is the “Suprarational Functions.”   Purity of wisdom and the suprarational … Continue reading

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White Tara, or the Descent of Absolute Wisdom

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It didn’t take long from Schäfer’s singular vantage-point inside the bodhimanda to realize that another transcendent exposure was making its presence known; the boundlessness of Space itself appeared to contract for a brief moment, revealing the shape and substance of a Being … Continue reading

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The Yoga of Amitabha

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1.0 Amitabha is the Matrix of the Blessed Lotus The Padma (Lotus) Family houses the Sacred Jewel (Bodhi-Pearl) of Transcendent Wisdom. 1.1 Its mantra is OM MANI PADME HUM Praise to the Mani-Pearl in the Lotus. The closing “HUM” is … Continue reading

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The Old Man in the Nāga Samadhi

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Zekkai Chūshin (1336-1405), considered to be the dominant poet of all the Five Mountains Zen Poet-monks, once referred to Tsung-mi as “the old man in the nāga [mythological serpent = the Buddha] samadhi.” (Broughton, ZOC) The origin of this can … Continue reading

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The Days of Hermits, Scoundrels, and a Dragon Princess

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Chapter 12 is the quintessential text in Buddhism conveying the all-encompassing ascendancy of Buddha-nature. It reveals that regardless of one’s moral stature, sexual identity, or karmic-predispositions, the potential-seed of Buddhahood is indigenous to all sentient beings. The “awakening” to one’s … Continue reading

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Transcendent Modes of Action

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4.13 Through the distribution of the gunas and karmic action in humanities fold, the mental tendencies formed in caste-like structure. Even though I animated all of this into motion, know also that I am within my own nature immovable. Sri … Continue reading

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The Principle of the Thing

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ii.30-31 Observing the Law is the beginning of Wisdom 2.30 The Five Principles of Yama are: Non-Violence Truthfulness Integrity Chaste Spirit Non-Attachment Yama (Right Abstinence) consists of five principles that assure Right Development in the Unborn. The first is not … Continue reading

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