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Resistance to Attention and Loss of Concentration

Resistance to Attention and Loss of Concentration

  Have a look at how a thought hijacks my attention and prevents the rising of concentration. Surrender to what is right in front of me is the way back to attention and the doorway to concentration. Resistance to Attention and Loss of Concentration

Study the Self, Forget the Self with the Help of Attention

Study the Self, Forget the Self with the Help of Attention

  To carry yourself forward and experience myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and experience themselves is awakening. To study the Buddha way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. Dogen, Actualizing the Fundamental Point […]

A Spiritual Refugee Trains to Live as a Monk in the World: A Biography.

A Spiritual Refugee Trains to Live as a Monk in the World: A Biography.

  Time to be totally free, and estranged. Time to give up our souls, to set fire to structures and run out in the street. Time to ferment. How else can we leave the world vat and go to the lip? We must die to become true human beings. We must turn completely upside down […]

Rely on the True Self

No thing, no conditioned thing will give peace and contentment and happiness. Do not get entangled with things.

ALCHEMICAL DETACHMENT AND INTEGRATION – Part 1 by Ming Zhen Shakya

ALCHEMICAL DETACHMENT AND INTEGRATION – Part 1 by Ming Zhen Shakya

  I felt an overwhelming sense of power – like God must feel when he’s carrying a gun.” — H. J. Simpson’s apology upon being expelled from the National Rifle Association for misusing a firearm. God packing heat. A novel concept? No, not really. Simpson, with genius often mimicked but never matched, has called attention […]

We Worry About Things That Don’t Last

We Worry About Things That Don’t Last

  This short essay is for the wobbly spiritual seeker. The one who finds himself repeating again and again the same old mistake, namely, thinking the world of things, known as samsara, will ultimately pay a reward for his good efforts It is, as the title suggests, for those who worry about things that don’t […]

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