Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 Doubts are completely used up,Helpful trust continuously harmonizes. There is nothing to keep,Nothing to reflect upon. Bright emptiness naturally shines,And the mind is effortless. There is nothing to consider,For it’s beyond judgments and senses. As for the true Suchness of things,There is no self and no other.To […]
It’s the, “No biggie,” mind. The, “Come what may,” mind. The, “It don’t mind,” mind. And it encompasses everything without being hindered by anything.
One of our ancient cats is nearing the end. She’s starting to frail—losing weight and having digestive issues. She’s also totally blind, but that’s nothing new. She used to get around pretty good, but she gets turned around a lot these days. When she’s in an open space—without anything to bump into for direction—she starts […]
There’s a thrilling terror to practice at times. You get to a point where it seems like there’s just one more step. You don’t have to take that step, but if you don’t, you’ll stay in limbo indefinitely.
The Great Wisdom of the Heart-Mind Sutra The Bodhisattva Guanyin Was traveling freely and deeply through Prajna Paramita,Illuminating the Five Aggregates, each was seen as empty,And Guanyin was ferried across the sea of duality, suffering, and hardship.O Shariptura, Appearance is not different from emptiness, Emptiness is not different from appearance; At present, appearance is emptiness,At […]
The most important part of meditation is cultivating a balanced mood, a steady state of mind. Mood is vitally important in Buddhism. It’s called citta, and enlightenment is sometimes referred to as a liberated, boundless mood.
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will […]
Parts One, Two, Three, Four, Five If the heart-mind doesn’t separate things,The ten thousand things are as-if-one. In the mysterious experience of as-if-one,Cut off and forget cause, reason, karma, and fate. When the ten thousand things are beheld as equal and altogether,You return to, and are cared for, by your original nature. Let the cause […]
A clearing in forest, a batch of light bathing the bare patch of grass. You find places like that, scattered here and there in the woods, existing without any good reason to. They’re just there, open spaces. Fields, groves, and meadows. They’re decent impromptu pastures for rabbits and deer, since they’re usually overflowing with tall, […]
Half a universe away, moods echo from another time. Do you ever get that? When you’ll be doing something mundane, like eating a pickle or lying in bed, and then it hits you: a feeling. Not just any feeling, but an almost wistful flash of memory calling you back to some random event in your […]