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Spiritual Madness

DISCOURSE NINE How confused adepts misunderstand the word “in”, And the delusions which follow The madness of which I’m referring to unfolds like this: they have read and heard it said that they should shut down their exterior senses and … Continue reading

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Why Birth, Why Death?

Having now covered a healthy dose of this series on the Sagathakam, you may have observed that many of these gathas (verses) are repetitious in nature. It’s as if the Sagathakam is one long spiritual exercise for students of the … Continue reading

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The Astounding Eighth Stage

Mind (citta*) is the Alayavijnana, Manas is that which has reflection as its characteristic nature, it apprehends the various sense-fields, for which reason it is called a Vijnana. Citta: citta principally means Mind. However, Suzuki breaks this down even more … Continue reading

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In A Lotus Palace

[Cleary]: Constantly strengthened with impressions by the intellect as a basis of permanent reliance, the mind rambles in the realm of the senses like iron drawn to a magnet. Ruled by the intellect alone, the result is being permanently marred … Continue reading

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Non-Abidance

3. Q: Where does the Unborn Mind dwell? A: Dwelling in imageless non-abiding is Its True Abode. Q: What is this imageless non-abiding? A: Imagelessness means abiding in no-thing, whether good or evil, being or non-being, neither within nor without, … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Principle

16. “On the first day of the ninth moon, the Master said to me: From the time when the Great Master Bodhidharma arrived in China, he spoke only of the One Mind and transmitted only the one Dharma. He used … Continue reading

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