Posts Tagged ‘Unborn Buddha Mind’

Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī

The Most Noble Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī forthwith arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and with hands clasped in a manner depicting sublime devotion, invoked the Blessed One. “O Most Highly Honored-One of unbounded Compassion! For the sake of this most august assembly, I humbly beseech thee to expound upon your profound teaching concerning the Read more [...]

(33) Faster than the Speed of Light

Today, many believe the Buddha is found in their brain and not in the imageless and instantaneous noble wisdom of complete self-recollection and self-gnosis, residing unanimously and all-present in their hearts. Because their hearts are closed, and their brains overactive, through the constant bombardment of external and internal stimuli, a spiritual myopia arises and triggers all kind of interdependent origination which leads to the creation of all kind of poisons prohibiting access Read more [...]

No Favoritism

If you want the Buddhamind to reveal ITself, Don’t play any favorites. Entrapped in the middle between agreeable and objectionable, The result is a mind-disease. Mind is sufficient unto Itself. Caught in the game of favoritism, one produces an unnecessary tension, becoming entrapped much like when Mañjuśri temporarily engaged dualism and found himself dwarfed by two iron mountains (ref to Huang-po’s allusion). This dwarfness is an apt image as Mind reduces Its Stature when engaging Read more [...]

Born Free

Flipping through the channels on the ol’ tele the other day I came across a golden oldie from 1966: Born Free. A memorable flick about a lioness cub named Elsa who was raised by humans, neither of whom could bring it into their hearts to allow her to be relegated to a zoo; in fact, one of the top scenes for me was when Joy, the cub’s human mother, says that she would never stand for Elsa just rotting away, fat and dopey-like, behind the bars of a cage. No, she would always remain free. What Read more [...]

The Rapture

Will 2012 be the year? Will maybe even tomorrow be the day? I recollect pondering feverishly on questions like these in the mid ‘70’s while spending one summer working side by side with my maternal grandfather, who was a contractor, in rural Indiana—real bible belt territory. I remember him saying while we rode in his pick-up truck on the way to work that “The wages of sin is death” and that one day, soon, the “rapture” would be coming, “so you had better be ready”. For a young, Read more [...]