Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Yogācarā Connection

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(Hakeda) c. The Relationships Between Enlightenment and Nonenlightenment  Two relationships exist between the enlightened and nonenlightened states. They are “identity” and “nonidentity.”  (1) Identity  Just as pieces of various kinds of pottery are of the same nature in that they are made … Continue reading

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A Disturbance in the Force

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(Hakeda)  b. The Aspect of Nonenlightenment  Because of not truly realizing oneness with Suchness, there emerges an unenlightened mind and, consequently, its thoughts. These thoughts do not have any validity to be substantiated; therefore, they are not independent of the … 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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The Chan Whip Anthology: A Companion to Zen Practice

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Jeffrey L. Broughton’s new anthology looks like a real gem; from his intro: “Zhuhong published the Chan Whip in 1600, the late Ming dynasty. However, to characterize the Chan Whip as simply “late Ming Chan” would be grossly inaccurate. It … Continue reading

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The Enlightenment Game

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2013.globalgamejam.org/ Aspects of Enlightenment (Hakeda) (1) Original Enlightenment: The essence of the Mind is free from thoughts. The characteristic of that which is free from thoughts is analogous to that of the sphere of empty space that pervades everywhere. The one [without … Continue reading

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Mind as Māyā

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(Hakeda)  B. The Mind in Terms of Phenomena The Storehouse Consciousness  The Mind as phenomena (saṃsāra) is grounded on the Tathāgatagarbha. What is called the Storehouse Consciousness is that in which “neither birth nor death (nirvāṇa)” diffuses harmoniously with “birth and … Continue reading

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Mind As Absolute Suchness

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(Hakeda) The part on outline has been given; next the part on interpretation [of the principle of Mahayana] will be given. It consists of three chapters: (1) Revelation of the True Meaning; (2) Correction of Evil Attachments; (3) Analysis of the Types … Continue reading

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Awakening of Faith: Preliminaries

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INVOCATION (Hakeda) I take refuge in [the Buddha,] the greatly Compassionate One, the Savior of the world, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, of most excellent deeds in all the ten directions; And in [the Dharma,] the manifestation of his Essence, the Reality, … Continue reading

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