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Coming in March: The Udāna

Ash Wednesday has always been profoundly deep-rooted in my being. Perhaps no other date on the Catholic calendar induces such a sense of somberness that millions (mostly non-practicing Catholics) are obsessed to go to church to get those ashes splayed … Continue reading

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Will the Real Self please Stand-up

There are many standard definitions of Ātman but the most substantial has to do with Its Essential Selfhood. Standing alone as the First Principle, It is the Real-Self that at once transcends all phenomena while simultaneously serving a supportive function … Continue reading

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The Dustless Dhammacakkhu

One of the best descriptions of the Great Deathless Vision (Noble-Ariyan Path) is recalled in the Vimānavatthu: And the Buddha, the rishi-bull, the guide, taught me of the impermanence of uprising and dukkha; of the unconditioned*, of the cessation of … Continue reading

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Ascending the Physical

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iii. 38-45 Ascending the Rūpakaya 3.38 Liberation from bondage to the Rūpakaya, the yogin is freed to merge with another mind-essence. Freed from exclusive samsaric incarceration, the citta has the ability to link with the subtle nerve-channels (nadis) of another … Continue reading

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