Posts Tagged ‘Saṃyutta Nikāya’

Technique #8: Dharmasota Ho

Question: Shoden Session # 8 opens with a distinction between one’s “personal will” and the Unborn Will; curious as to why there needs to be any such distinction since we are already united with the Unborn Will as such… Vajragoni: Your statement is incorrect. One is not initially united with Unborn Will just as one is not automatically in union with Buddhahood, contrary to the popular conventional conceit that claims otherwise. Indeed, one’s inclination is towards identification Read more [...]

The Search for Enlightenment

13.“Bhikkhus, before my enlightenment, while I was still only an unenlightened Bodhisatta, I too, being myself subject to birth, sought what was also subject to birth; being myself subject to ageing, sickness, death, sorrow, and defilement, I sought what was also subject to ageing, sickness, death, sorrow, and defilement. Then I considered thus: ‘Why, being myself subject to birth, do I seek what is also subject to birth? Why, being myself subject to ageing, sickness, death, sorrow, and defilement, Read more [...]
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