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
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 ...

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 ...

Meditative Improvisation 4

Meditative Improvisation
Ah, there are many Articles “out there” on the “World Wide Web”, that you can read, detailing the benefits of a regular “Sun Gazing” practice (done safely) and how it can Enhance your Meditation eh ? 🧐 But for those of us who perhaps live in Countries where the availability of Sunlight is not at ...

On Morality and the Freedom of Will ?

On Morality and the Freedom of Will ?
Now, the following excerpt is from B. Alan Wallace’s “Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic“, which, I suggest, gives a practical insight into what the Buddhist ideal of Freedom is, as opposed to what, say, you may consider is the “Western” ideal of Freedom eh ? πŸ€” The cultivation of focused attention has a direct and ...