Posts Tagged ‘deathless’

Neither Birth Nor Death

The Natural poise of the Unborn Mind knows neither birth nor death. Between the two of them, it makes no difference as the Unborn Self-nature will remain the same--deathless. This Great Perfection cannot be altered nor shaped since It is immeasurable and boundless. Where'ere It may be It leaves no trail behind bearing distinguishing marks. Movement It has none yet It appears to be moving towards no direction in particular. It never dominates yet is dominant in all situations. Of darkness and Read more [...]

(36) A Timeless Lesson

A perfect teaching cannot ever be spoken, yet the great Buddha, once awakened fully [to the principle], while holding a firm position within the luminous root of bodhi, moved his mouth and smiled, offering us direct entrance into this marvelous principle of right knowledge and right release, available still today, twenty-five hundred years after his unparalleled enlightenment. The practitioner of Zen is identical with the Buddha at every stage of the path, yet with every such stage, Mara, the Read more [...]

(33) Faster than the Speed of Light

Today, many believe the Buddha is found in their brain and not in the imageless and instantaneous noble wisdom of complete self-recollection and self-gnosis, residing unanimously and all-present in their hearts. Because their hearts are closed, and their brains overactive, through the constant bombardment of external and internal stimuli, a spiritual myopia arises and triggers all kind of interdependent origination which leads to the creation of all kind of poisons prohibiting access Read more [...]

(29) Sorrow

In samsara it is not possible for "some-thing" to meet "another-thing" without final separation. What observes this encounter and separation is the very mind creating and holding on to the feeling, of loss, due to the seductive process of life. As long as there is absence of the undivided awareness power that ensures awakening from the dream of life and death, we should never forget that in the hardest of times we find the true measure of what the grace of the Dharma means to the Read more [...]

(20) The Valley of the Dead

It was not that long ago that your spirit decided to partake in a magical mystery tour through the land of the living dead… Hitching a ride on the dark samsaric midnight train, Peering through smeared skhandic windows on shattered landscapes filled with greed, joy, hate, memories and other forms of self-ignorance that cling to forlorn faces looking forward to the end, or perhaps new beginnings… All contemplating the meaning of life… Hardly comprehending what they see… What Read more [...]

(16) Intelligence

As long as your Mind is equated and locked within the brain, its intelligence is limited to the karmic predisposition's of this brain with all the effects this have on ones spiritual health in an environment of constant uncertainty (samsara). Sure, one might say that this person is way more intelligent than the other and thus more fortunate, but a high or even extreme intelligence is never a guarantee for a happy or even satisfying life. The history of man is most certainly filled with tall Read more [...]

The Deathless

Not knowing the Way of Deathlessness, What use is there to quieten the mind. The Bodhisattva develops the fine-art of Smṛti and thus turns-about from the Moving Principle by Recollecting the Animating Impetus that is at the Very Heart of Suchness. The Bodhi-minded one does not move an inch in samsara. He now employs only the Mantle of Deathlessness. If Smṛti should ever be lost, one loses the Deathless Principle, but whoever rightfully employs it will continue to have the Deathless Read more [...]

Homage to the Shining Ones

Who are you? Who really knows you? No one of this world truly knows you. No one, except your own true self. Where is your true self? A spiritually endowed mind of promising light, sufficiently attuned to this jewel, without the slightest doubt or obstruction, jumps up and points to the moon, or raises an eye brow of good understanding, proving the principle of his true nature being vividly dynamic, and a boundless source of any and all life without the slightest effort. If you still Read more [...]

Tozen: What is Zen that never ceases to shine?

  It is Mind Only singing an everlasting song of suchness. To some it goes up; to others it goes down; and then again to some, it is as it is, which is more than enough. When deathless fools, soiled in desire bodies of thought, meat and bones yet endowed with perfect hearing refuses being mindful of its compassionate tune, a vast universe of any-thing and no-thing arises spontaneously in a magical mirror of no traceable standing, nor original point of causation. What then is this Read more [...]

Tozen: Dharma from the other shore…3

  Master, please explain the difference between Enlightenment and practice [of it],...and the difference between Prajna and Prana?" "I am busy doing exactly that! Don´t you have eyes and ears? "What do you mean?" " The hand cuts, and the tree bows back in gratitude of its release! [shouts happily] Oh wondrous dharma!" "How can cutting that bonsai tree, explain all of these four fundamental pillars of the Dharma? I simply do not understand." Slaps the student hard over Read more [...]
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