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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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Seeds of Faith

(Hakeda) CHAPTER THREE Analysis of the Types of Aspiration for Enlightenment, or The Meanings of Yāna  All bodhisattvas aspire to the enlightenment (bodhi; Ch., dao) realized by all the buddhas, disciplining themselves to this end, and advancing toward it. Briefly, three types of … Continue reading

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Turn-About and Return to the Root-Source for direct signification; If you pursue outward appearances you will lose IT. True Reality is inward-bound, Surmounting the images embedded in their empty abyss. Direct Self-realization of the Source opens the root to the … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Bhagavad Gita


Why begin a series on a Hindu Scripture in Unborn Mind Zen? Firstly, the inspiration presented itself to me while reading a dialog between Methexis and N. Yeti sparked by their mention of the Gita on the Zennist’s blog. Secondly, … Continue reading

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Songs of Renunciation


From the Songs of Milarepa (Dover Thrift Editions): The way of the world is illusion: I strive after true reality. To be moved by earthly possessions is illusion : I endeavour to rise above duality. To be the world’s servant … Continue reading

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Tozen: Entrance into the Absolute Reality of your True Self


If you focus on what is Mind Only, eg. Mind Unborn, no one can teach you anything of value outside the complete preview of this Mind. Thus, your ability to awaken into the true reality of this Mind, which is … Continue reading

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