Bodhidharma On No-Mind

Bodhidharma On No-Mind

On No-Mind: In one fascicle by Bodhidharma (T85n2831 translated by Urs App, in The Eastern Buddhist, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 1995), pp. 82-107) The ultimate principle is without words; one needs to borrow words to make this principle apparent. The great Way is without...

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The Four Dharma Seals

The Four Dharma Seals

The Four Dharma Seals In order for a teaching to qualify as being a truly Buddhist teaching, it must contain and represent the Four Dharma Seals as the Buddha taught. A “seal” is like an impression left by a monarch’s signet ring upon a document, verifying its royal...

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Nothing Special Whatsoever

Nothing Special Whatsoever

Click to listen to The Awakened Podcast on one of your favourite platforms • Apple Podcasts • Google Podcasts • Spotify • Breaker • Overcast • Pocketcasts • Radio Public • Anchor Nothing Special Whatsoever Okay, perfect. Any insights, revelations, challenges,...

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Invoking the Buddha’s Name

Master Feixi’s 飛錫 Gaosheng nianfo sanmei baowang lun 高聲念佛三昧 寶 王論 (Precious King’s Treatise on the Samādhi Gained by Loudly Invoking the Buddha’s Name) states: "Those who bathe in the ocean are making use of hundreds of rivers. Those who invoke the Buddha’s name...

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Everyday Miracles

Everyday Miracles

Click to listen to The Awakened Podcast on one of your favourite platforms • Apple Podcasts • Google Podcasts • Spotify • Breaker • Overcast • Pocketcasts • Radio Public • Anchor Everyday Miracles Okay, perfect. Any insights, revelations, challenges, frustrations,...

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Circle Triangle Square

The Universe - ○△□ "The circle-triangle-square is Sengai's picture of the universe. The circle represents the infinite, and the infinite is at the basis of all beings. But the infinite in itself is formless. We humans endowed with senses and intellect demand tangible...

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Pub Life is Dharma Life

Pub Life is Dharma Life

 Pub Life is Dharma Life Okay, perfect. any insights, revelations, challenges, frustrations since last time I seen you guys? Student: I had a revelation or an insight I guess. I noticed that sometimes in certain situations I’m feeling like I’m an imposter. Like I'm...

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Zen

Zen

Below you'll find Zen resources that will help you come back home to yourself. They will also give you some background on the Zen style of Dharma and Practice. I've also included some additional pieces from the Mahamudra and Ati Yoga traditions as sometimes the Zen...

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Awareness – The One Word Gateway to All Mysteries

Awareness – The One Word Gateway to All Mysteries

The Teaching Which Directly Reveals That the True Mind is the Nature "The one word 'Awareness' is the gateway to all mysteries." "This teaching propounds that all sentient beings without exception have the empty, tranquil True Mind. From time without beginning it is...

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Giving It Up to the Buddha

Giving It Up to the Buddha

Okay, any insights, revelations, challenges, frustrations since the last time I saw Everybody? Student: I listened to the podcast from last week. So we spoke about giving it to Buddha…..Yeah, and I think for the first time, I actually did. I felt great, and for the...

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Three Approaches of Zen

Three Approaches of Zen

The Three Divisions of Ch'an Buddhism by Zen Master Zongmi (Tsung-mi) There are various schools of Ch'an mutually conflicting with each other. The doctrines preached by these established sects are contradictory and obstructive to each other. Some of them Regard...

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Your Own Mind is Buddha

Your Own Mind is Buddha

By settling your body, speech, and mind effortlessly and loosely, between the cessation of past thought consciousness and the arising of future thoughts, luminous, nonconceptual consciousness is the ground. By fixing your gaze luminously and unwaveringly on that, with...

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