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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. read more

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33. Q: What does it mean when a sutra discusses “the twenty-five elements of existence”?
A: This indicates the nature of undergoing future rebirth or incarnations within the six realms of impermanence. Because of a delusion-filled existence during their life-cycles sentient beings become heavily laden with all manner of karmic aftereffects, and thus experience future rebirths commensurate with these karmic ramifications—reincarnation. However, if in one’s present life-cycle one is determined to transcend these karmic states by embracing the way of the Unborn, then the severing of all past karmic associations becomes a real possibility. In this way one is forever linked with the Dharmakaya which is none other than the Buddha Body of the Absolute—Buddhakaya.
Q: So, then, what are the different qualities of these twenty-five elements?
A: Their essential nature is of one substance. Yet, when each of them are named given their various functions, they are said to be twenty-five. This all breaks down as the ten virtues, ten vices, and the five aggregates.
Q: What are these ten virtues and ten vices?
A: The ten vices are as follows: killing, stealing, recklessness, lying, an abhorrent tongue, decadence, defamation, greed, anger and deceitful views. The ten virtues are simply the absence of the ten vices. read more

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Tozen: Entrance into the Absolute Reality of your True Self

If you focus on what is Mind Only, eg. Mind Unborn, no one can teach you anything of value outside the complete preview of this Mind. read more

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