On Self-Determination 2

On Self-Determination
Oh, now, in “returning to nature” if only to de-stress yourself, perhaps spending time sat beside a lake or walking along some path, don’t you sometimes FEEL a sense of non-separation, calmness or perhaps even earthly-inspiration eh ? Do you perhaps sense your mind slowing down, a sense of clarity comes to the fore, like ...

On Self, No Self, and Not-self 2

On Self, No Self, and Not-self
β€œWhat does one need in order to be Enlightened ?” asked the disciples. Said the Master : β€œYou must discover what it is that falls in the water and does not make a ripple; moves through the trees and does not make a sound; enters the field and does not stir a single blade of ...

“Dropping” into the Heart ! 10

Ah, I suppose most of us educated in a Western-style Format place (unconsciously) great value on the Intellect yet such Conceptual Prowess is only likely to obstruct any real penetration of the Great Mystery of the Human Spirit eh ? πŸ™ The following excerpt (from Page 144) is taken from “ZEN AND JAPANESE CULTURE” which ...

The Way of Maha Ati 1

The Way of Maha Ati
Ah, in one sense, “I” suppose it probably seems somewhat contradictory giving a boatload of instructions to a supposed Practitioner (some self or entity) when one of the principles of Buddhism is that of Anatta or no-self eh ? But perhaps, I’d suggest, consider it like this : The following “instructions” are actually meant for ...

The Aeon of Strife ? 2

The Aeon of Strife ?
Ah, now the following excerpts from The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones may or may not be of interest to you, and even if one does have an interest in Buddhism and / or Dzogchen, I’d say the Text as-it-stands can seem quite shocking in some senses as it unapologetically points to the apparent ...