Never Born, Never Ceasing 4

Never Born, Never Ceasing
Ah, what follows below, is I’d say, some absolute gold-standard material concerning the Nature of Mind eh ? 🌟 A teaching on the nature of mind by the late Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche on The Hundred Verses of Advice by Padampa Sangye [1] The great pandit Shantarakshita, who was instrumental in transplanting Buddhism from India to ...

The Illusion of Autonomy 7

The Illusion of Autonomy
Oh, now upon returning to the “Waking State” [1] each day (it’s generally called “waking up”), it’s as if there’s automatically a sense-of-self present as soon as you open your eyes eh ? But what’s not seen is that sense of “me” is subconsciously generated, it’s not that it has any power of autonomy at ...

On Self, No Self, and Not-self 2

On Self, No Self, and Not-self
“What does one need in order to be Enlightened ?” asked the disciples. Said the Master : “You 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 ? 🙏 The following excerpt (from Page 144) is taken from “ZEN AND JAPANESE CULTURE” which ...

The Map Is Not The Territory ! 2

The Map Is Not The Territory !
Ah, so how is it our own Minds seemingly deceive us into a mis-understanding of how “Reality” really is eh ? For instance, when you are introduced to a person, you may try to remember “This person is called Tashi”. When you meet the person for a second time you may wonder “What is this ...