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Coming in October 2019: The Ātman-Brahman in Ancient Buddhism

Perhaps no other subject-matter within Buddhism has caused the most ongoing contention than the issue of whether or not the Buddha denied the Divine Ātman. As we shall discover in this upcoming series in October, a form of atman was … Continue reading

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The wrong and right self

As a student of the Buddhadharma, you should devote all your time and energy trying to find your right self. You cannot ever find the nirvanic light of absolute reality in the wrong self. Whether you walk, you breath, you … Continue reading

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A Compendium of the Mahayana: Asanga’s Mahayanasamgraha and Its Indian and Tibetan Commentaries

For those so inclined, this massive volume is well worth considering: Details: The Mahāyānasamgraha, published here with its Indian and Tibetan commentaries in three volumes, presents virtually everything anybody might want to know about the Yogācāra School of mahāyāna Buddhism. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Friendships

Truly let us praise the joy of companionship! Better or equal ones should be chosen as friends. If these are not found, living blamelessly, one should live alone, like the horn of a rhinoceros. While emphasizing the element of solitude, … Continue reading

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The Snow-Buddha

The picture depicted is that of the Stone Buddha sitting outside my hermitage, referenced back in August. He is 18” high, and as you can see here is just surfacing again (peeking his head out of the snow and looking … Continue reading

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Coming soon, Khaggavisana Sutta: A Rhinoceros

I was inspired to take-on this series on after reading a dialog between n. yeti and Vyartha over on The Zennist Blog. Given the nature of the present social-malaise in our world at large, this promises to be a most … Continue reading

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It’s Here…

The following is a composite compilation of the new hermitage CONSTRUCTION High-loft window known as a roundel DELIVERY MOVING TO LOCATION WITH A VEHICLE KNOWN AS “THE MULE” My new hermitage is sold as a unit named “Writer’s Haven”, a selection … Continue reading

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It’s Coming…

The groundwork has already been prepared some time ago. The mid-summer rains have compacted the foundation of crushed-stone most nicely. A few more weeks and it shall arrive. Meanwhile, an ever-attentive *Buddha keeps vigil for its arrival. *The slab upon which … Continue reading

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Contemplative Sojourn VII

Greetings from Vajragoni here at Unborn Mind Zen! Another blog season has come to its conclusion. The most recent series, Buddhism’s Black Holes, was a venture into the mystic associations of Icons and Relics in spiritual traditions. Prior to that … Continue reading

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Death Be Not Final

Came across this. Food for contemplation. Imagine one’s “consciousness” being transported to “the Cloud” for all eternity? What’s to become of rebirth? Death soon may not be so final, thanks to these creepy technologies By Corey S. Powell Every day, … Continue reading

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