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Dharmatā jumpstarts Bodhicitta

In continuance of our blog from yesterday, Dorji Wangchuk utilizes an article published in 1965 (in German) by the Japanese scholar, Kumatarō Kawada, based on the transcendent and immanent nature of bodhicitta. Our interest is on the article’s discussion of … Continue reading

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The Fab-Four

Chapter Eight: The Four Dependables (Mark L. Blum translation): The Buddha said: Good man, within this Subtle Sutra of the Great Nirvana there are four kinds of people who capably protect the true-dharma, promote the true-dharma, and keep the true-dharma … Continue reading

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Dharmatā

It may be of interest to some of the readership as to what is the method employed when undertaking the exegesis of the Sutras in these Dharma-series. Firstly, the given Chapters are diligently read and digested in terms of its … Continue reading

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The Essence of the Absolute

What is meant by the Essence of the Absolute? Stcherbatsky’s translation: The unreality of both (The object and the subject), And the reality (subjacent) of this unreality, (This is the essence of the Absolute), T’is neither (exclusively) assertion, Nor is … Continue reading

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The Embryo of the Tathāgatas

“Once again, Śāriputra, as I expounded earlier, within the realm of beings too there are three types of natures. All are true thusness, not distinct and not [mutually] separate. What are the three natures? 1. The nature that is the … Continue reading

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Praxis: Part II

(Hakeda) The Practice of Cessation Should there be a man who desires to practice “cessation,” he should stay in a quiet place and sit erect in an even temper. [His attention should be focused] neither on breathing nor on any form or … Continue reading

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The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma

The following is the first in a series studying “The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma”–as translated by Red Pine. 1. Outline of Practice MANY roads lead to the Path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice. To enter by … Continue reading

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