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 ...

On Your Mental Wellbeing 1

On Your Mental Wellbeing
Oh, now, you may have heard of the phrase (from Socrates) “The unexamined life is not worth living” eh ? 🧐 Earlier I commented on an online article concerning how our Attention Span seems to have “suffered” in recent times and perhaps looking into some Meditative practice may help improve one’s Focus or Concentration (link ...

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 ...

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 ...