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On Buddha Nature

In all Suchness there is no differentiation. The Tathagata is pure. All beings share that essence. —Sutralankara   This essence of the Tathagata, when not free from the store of defilement, is referred to as the Tathagatagarbha. —Srimaladevi Sutra   … Continue reading

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Utilizing Adversity

I bow to the Lord of Compassion!   When food and drink are ample and my bedding dry, it is easier to practice, but less urgent. As this world is tainted with the five corruptions[1], may I swiftly develop the … Continue reading

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The Three Forms of the Buddha

The dharmakaya (Form of Truth) is your own Buddha Nature. The sambhogakaya (Form of Bliss) is your own Non-dual Wisdom. The nirmanakaya (Form of Manifestation) is your own Non-referential Compassion.

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Four Strategies

All of us come to the Dharma with various degrees of wrong views, previous tendencies and conditioning, false identities, afflicted emotions, and extremely sensitive egos. It takes time and effort to leave them behind, or at least transform them sufficiently … Continue reading

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Aloneness and loneliness

Being alone can be wonderful, but not if we feel lonely. Especially during the holidays, we can feel isolated and unloved, ignored and unimportant. It can feel as if the flow of social intercourse has passed us by —or worse, … Continue reading

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Great Delusion

Those who have great realization of delusion are Buddhas. Those who are greatly deluded about realization are sentient beings. —Dogen Zenji, Shobogenzo  We are all foolish beings (prithagjnana= lacking wisdom). The sincere mind is the true understanding that even though … Continue reading

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The Philosopher and the Boatman

The Three Wheels of the Dharma are the three periods of the Buddha’s teaching, in which He emphasized various aspects. The First Wheel (in which He presented the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Noble Path) are focused on cause … Continue reading

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