Category Archives: Spirituality

Audiobook is released

The Unborn Odyssey: A Novel, can now be enjoyed in audiobook format. The narration by Michael Hajiantonis, a talented voice actor, is truly exceptional. Michael’s portrayal of the characters is remarkably accurate and showcases his deep understanding of the text. His seamless transitions between characters are truly remarkable. Some samples: read more

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Woe is Me

Not indifferent to the devastating effects of illness, Unborn Mind Zen possesses the necessary tools to transcend the lamentable “Woe is me” mentality. As an integral part of the skandhic-landscape, one should anticipate the occasional pangs of sickness, for it is an inherent symptom of mortal existence. Unborn Mind Zen advises embracing these experiences without becoming excessively fixated on the accompanying symptoms, as they are a natural part of the healing process. read more

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A Boundless Journey

Seeking the path of enlightenment through physical means is a reckless pursuit that will only lead to immense disappointment. It is akin to attempting to unravel the profound wisdom of the universe by peering through a kaleidoscope-like lens tainted with the complexities of karma, where everything is in a perpetual state of flux and transformation. However, by solely engaging in the practice of Mind Recollecting Mind, one can unlock the gateway to the eternal realm of Deathless Suchness, where tranquility reigns supreme. read more

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Delusion

For certain individuals, the comprehension of the Unborn can be deceptively facile. It remains superficial, confined to the realm of intellect, devoid of a holistic pursuit. It is akin to a contemporary Christian who possesses knowledge of Jesus but fails to penetrate the core of the transformative message of Christ, the Christos Element, whose anointment serves as the vivifying spark of the illuminative Unborn Light itself. Just as someone may mistakenly believe in their salvation solely due to the presence of Catholic patches on their shoulders, similarly, an individual enamored by a shallow and perplexing perception of the Unborn lacks the essential self-realization of the Transcendent-Event within themselves. read more

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Infatuation

Being captivated by the allure of samsara’s myriad facets will inevitably lead to a dishonorable demise. Should one take a moment to contemplate their own samsaric circumstances, they will undoubtedly discern the catalyst that unleashes the relentless forces of suffering. Becoming infatuated with either the opposite or same sex will ensnare one in the shackles of emotional captivity. Likewise, an infatuation with one’s offspring can foster an unhealthy reliance in later years, while an infatuation with animals, such as beloved pets, can inflict profound anguish upon their human companions when they inevitably age and depart, leaving behind a desolate and sorrowful void. Succumbing to an infatuation with the world’s riches only serves to bind one completely to the treacherous allure of dark desires and materialistic entrapment. All of these pursuits represent the ignoble quest that ultimately culminates in self-annihilation. read more

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Salvation

What does it mean to “save” sentient beings? In this troubled world, it is easy to misunderstand the Bodhisattvic vow and believe that it only involves saving individuals through materialistic and altruistic means. However, this is a misconception. If one clings to this mistaken belief, they will endlessly strive for a perfect world here on Earth, which is highly unlikely to ever happen. The forces of greed, manipulation, and control will always prevent such a utopia from becoming a reality. In reality, these forces are the inherent evil in humanity. read more

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The Tathagata-kaya

The illustrious Tathagata-kaya, with its divine essence, transcends all dualistic associations. It exists beyond the confines of time, surpassing the boundaries of past, present, and future. Neither marked nor unmarked, it eludes comprehension by the skhandas or any elements of consciousness. Thus, the Tathagata remains inconceivable and imperceptible. read more

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True Understanding

The Middle-Way embodies the profound understanding that the Unborn Buddha Mind transcends any form of conceptualization. In the sacred scriptures of the Dhammapada, a poignant question arises, “Can the fleeting nature of the mind truly remember the essence of Mind?” How can something devoid of a fixed identity, and therefore incomplete, ever aspire to reach the majestic heights of That which exists before all forms of existence? Mind, in its purest form, recollects itself. It is a force that is neither brought into being nor diminished, but rather an eternal essence that remains untainted and unblemished. read more

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The Eye of Bodhidharma

Even if one possesses the ability to expound upon countless sutras and shastras, it is important to recognize that without directly perceiving one’s own nature, the teachings given are merely those of a mortal, not a Buddha. The true Way, the path to enlightenment, is something that transcends language and cannot be adequately expressed through words alone. In light of this, what purpose do scriptures serve? However, an individual who truly sees and understands their own nature will discover the Way, even if they are unable to read a single word. Such a person who perceives their own nature is a Buddha. read more

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Authentic Inner Freedom

As the final embers of 2023 gently fade away, disappearing into the vast expanse of the new year’s dawn, and the icy grip of winter tightens its hold on the northern realms, a golden opportunity presents itself. It is a chance to step away from the chaotic extravagance that often accompanies the holiday season and instead embrace the serene tranquility that Winter Stillness bestows upon us. In this moment, solitude beckons, inviting us to explore its depths and discover its true essence. read more

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