Monthly Archives: April 2022

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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Puppeteer

“Wise Protector, a wooden puppet strung up somewhere can give a variety of performances, such as walking, prancing, jumping, throwing, playing, and dancing. What do you think? By whose power can the wooden puppet do so?” Wise Protector said to … Continue reading

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Transmigration

At that time, Wise Protector, a youth, joined his palms respectfully, bowed down with his head at the Buddha’s feet, and said to him, “World-Honored One, you always take pity on all sentient beings and hold them in your embrace … Continue reading

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The Elucidation of Consciousness

After seven years we now return again to our series based on the large compendium of the Māhāratnakūṭa Sutra. Subjects previously covered have been Akṣhobhya’s Pure Land, Mañjuśrī Teaches Prajñāpāramita, and The True Lion’s Roar of Queen Śrīmālā. Our present … Continue reading

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