Monthly Archives: March 2014

Not the same; not different

Samsara and nirvana are not the same, and they are not different. How? Samsara is unreal and nirvana is real; therefore they are not the same. Since samsara is not real, there is nothing to compare to nirvana. Therefore, they … Continue reading

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Suffering is Difficult

The path is easy and simple. What is difficult and complicated is to continue suffering. Buddha Nature is not a seed, a potential, or a possibility, but rather a complete reality. There is nothing to build; nothing to elaborate. In … Continue reading

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This Whole Mass of Suffering

Whatever feeling arises, whether painful or pleasant, or neither painful nor pleasant, one does not seek gratification through feeling or remain attached to it. As one does not do so, craving for feeling ceases. With the cessation of craving comes … Continue reading

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Hold Nothing Back

Just as a filled pot that is overturned pours out all of its water, holding nothing back, even and exactly so should we give to those in need, whether inferior, equal, or superior to us, like the overturned pot, holding … Continue reading

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To the Far Shore of Nirvana

For one who is virtuous, non-remorse arises. From non-remorse, gladness naturally arises, leading naturally to joy, leading naturally to serenity, leading naturally to happiness, leading naturally to a concentrated mind, leading naturally to seeing things as they really are, leading … Continue reading

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There Is An Unborn

There is an unborn, unbecome, unmade, unconditioned. If there were no unborn, unbecome, unmade, unconditioned, no escape would be discerned from what is born, become, made, conditioned. But because there is an unborn, unbecome, unmade, unconditioned, therefore an escape is … Continue reading

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Four Foundations of Mindfulness

I dwell constantly contemplating upon the body only as a collection of parts, not as I, me, mine, nor self; feelings only as passing reactions, not as I, me, mine, nor self; the mind only as habitual and transient emotions, … Continue reading

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