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Homer and the Realm of Shadows

The psyche (ψυχή) for Homer was primarily a shadowy-substance, devoid of consciousness or any form of mental proclivity. It meant the difference between the living and the dead. The dead lost all memories of their former life—this was the result … Continue reading

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Turning-back Home

[Cleary]: The appearance of objects to humans is thought; thought expresses what is imagined.  There is no object; it is only thought; without imagination, one is freed. Close in conjunction with the motto of a Lankavatarian: What the mind focuses … Continue reading

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The Generation and Cultivation of the Bodhi-Seed

Chapter Six: The True Nature of the Void, Con’t Sariputra said, “[As the spiritual path of] all sentient beings begin as iccantikas (persons blocked from enlightenment). In order to attain the [level of] the tathagatas’ and the tathagatas’ absolute characteristics … Continue reading

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Thought vs. Self

iv. 18-22 The Self is the Master over all thought-constructions. 4.18 The changeless Selfhood of spirit is Master over the churning of incessant thoughts. Thought being constructed out of the phenomenal mind-stuff is inferior to the Self that is Self-Luminous … Continue reading

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