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Nothingness in Nāgārjuna and John of the Cross

Our offering for this autumn season is a series based on the Negative-Way as found in the notion of Nothingness. Two proponents of this Way are Nāgārjuna and John of the Cross. From the Mādhyamika thrust of Nāgārjuna it is … Continue reading

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Mind As Absolute Suchness

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(Hakeda) The part on outline has been given; next the part on interpretation [of the principle of Mahayana] will be given. It consists of three chapters: (1) Revelation of the True Meaning; (2) Correction of Evil Attachments; (3) Analysis of the Types … Continue reading

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Tārā as Our Lady of the Void

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SIX: TĀRĀ AS OUR LADY OF THE VOID Emerging from the vajropama-samādhi Mahasiddha Acintapa discerned all that just came before him, the Scrutinies and the Divine Liturgy of Vajrasattva, were all Sacred Events conveyed to his Mind’s Eye. He found … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Void: Bardo 3, Yin Zen

Accompanying the Five-Dhyani Buddhas, actually complimenting them as Spiritual Cohorts are various Bodhisattvas. Maitrya is the MahaBodhisattva who compliments Akshobhya and both Avalokitesvara and Mañjuśrī compliment Amitābha. Avalokitesvara is androgynous in that both masculine and feminine energies are manifested. In … Continue reading

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The Buddhasoul

Quite contrary to contemporary Buddhist and Zennist incomprehension…there is a Supreme Buddhasoul, or Buddhacitta. Soul is synonymous with Self and Mind and really speaks to the flowering quintessence (the soul is likened to the opening of a lotus) of the … Continue reading

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