The Shift

Dear readers, in order to better comprehend the nature of Union with the Unborn and beyond, consider that a Copernican-shift is in order. As the sun does not revolve around the earth, but that the earth revolves around the sun, we are now asked to realize that the essence of our nature is not the self, since this is merely how one experiences the Unborn {Self=the function of the Unborn}, but is not the Unborn in Itself. The ultimate nature of this shift is tantamount to apprehending that in order Read more [...]
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Mara’s Decoy Self

That which we refer to as Divine Union indicates that one cannot go any further. Indeed, once that state is reached any inward-movement comes to an abrupt end. It is over--unequivocally and unalterably finished. One cannot go beyond the beyond. Silence and solitude are no longer a necessary or dominate function, just an acceptance of this voidness. There will be no lasting sense of peace until all the energies and sensate strata have been absolutely absorbed into the Unborn—yea, a dark and Read more [...]
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Beyond the Ascent

This blog-series based on previous contemplative formulations here at Unborn Mind Zen is representative of an apophatic climax culminating in a stage termed "Beyond the Ascent". Previously the Ascent to higher contemplative and unitive frames of mind was of a singular and paramount import. Next must come the breakthrough that after many years of experiencing this unitive state, it is not the Summum Bonum of self-realization in the Unborn. Authentic Union with the Unborn is not complete until Read more [...]
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Buddhist aliens predict in 2019 that World War III will start by 2022

*** This article is for entertainment purposes only Many people pay attention to the predictions of psychics – at least at the beginning of a new year and whether the psychics have been accurate in the past or not. Perhaps it’s time to start listening to the predictions of Buddhist extraterrestrials communicating with humans on a mountain in Thailand. Why? Back in 2019, they predicted that World War III will start by 2022. Did they say anything about how it will end? In August 2019, Read more [...]
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Treasury of the Eye of True Teaching

From Tozen: Found this good book "Treasury of the Eye of True Teaching [volume I+II]" by Thomas Cleary which was his last work before his death in June 2021.I think it would do well in your Library. Dahui was a great Mind who greatly influenced Hakuin in Japan, both being Masters of the Linji (Rinzai) Tradition. The volumes are now available in our library Read more [...]
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Metempsychosis

Artwork by Tim Verhoeven Metempsychosis is an early philosophical term referring to the transmigration of the soul, explicitly its reincarnation after death. Derived from Greek philosophy it is an earlier indicator that some separate ontological being transmigrates lifetime after lifetime. Theistic religions insist that there exists an individual substantial entity that constitutes the groundwork for all “personal experiences” that speculates on the continuation of said sentient being at the Read more [...]
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Levels of Mind

Great Medicine asked the Buddha, "How does the consciousness take on the form of a god or a hell-dweller?" The Buddha replied to Great Medicine, "The consciousness has subtle vision regarding the element of dharmas. This subtle vision does not depend on the physical eye in order to see. When this subtle vision encounters a blissful realm and sees pleasures and merry-making in celestial palaces, the consciousness becomes delighted and attached to them, thinking, 'I shall go there. ‘This thought Read more [...]
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Possession

At that time, Prince Great Medicine rose from his seat in the assembly, joined his palms, and asked the Buddha, "World-Honored One, what form does the consciousness take after leaving the dead body'" The Buddha answered, “Marvelous, marvelous! Great Medicine, what you now ask concerns the great, profound state of the Buddha. No one except the Tathagata can understand it." At this, Wise Protector said to the Buddha, "The question raised by Prince Great Medicine is indeed profound. It shows Read more [...]
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The Knowing Factor

"Just as a silkworm makes a cocoon in which to wrap itself and then leaves the cocoon behind, so consciousness produces a body to envelop itself and then leaves that body to undergo other karmic results [ in a new body]. "Because there is a seed, there are the color, fragrance, and flavor [of a plant]. [Similarly,] after the consciousness leaves the body, the sense-organs, sense objects, feeling, and the element of dharmas go wherever the consciousness goes. “Where there is a wish-fulfilling Read more [...]
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Mirror-Image

Wise Protector asked the Buddha, "World-Honored One, how do wholesome and unwholesome dharmas control the consciousness?" The Buddha answered, "Wise Protector, as an illustration, a piece of precious crystal looks white or black according to whether it is put in a white or black place. Similarly, when the consciousness leaves the dead body to be reincarnated and undergo different karmic results, it will become virtuous or non-virtuous according to whether it is controlled by wholesome or unwholesome Read more [...]
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