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In the Daoist system Buddhaic dhyāna is translated as the stability of “cosmic peace.” The adept has left all worldly involvements and deliberations behind and, as the Zuowang lun says, has reached “the first foothold of Dao.” The state of … Continue reading

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Why Suffer?

Abandoning punishment for all living beings, not hurting even a single one of them, one should not wish for a son, not to mention a companion! one should live alone, like the horn of a rhinoceros. After refusing to strike-out … Continue reading

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Nada and Silence in John of the Cross

We have extensively covered the rich apothatic spirituality of John of the Cross in a prior series. Our focus now is on the significance of this Nadayana and its twin sister, Silence. John’s negative path is a cradle of nothingness … Continue reading

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The Aloneness of the Long-Distance Mystic

  From time to time one reads the half-hearted and veiled recalcitrant attacks on mystics by those who are still trapped within their pseudo-intellectualism. They claim that mystics are somehow alien to scientific methodologies, like some form of isolated dharma-freaks. … Continue reading

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