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Having merit is the same as none

Sunday August 24, 2014 is the birthday of Bodhisattva Earth Store and August 27th is the Nirvana day of Great Master Sixth Patriarch. Merely by hearing the names of a Buddha… 428 more words


Action vs. Innocence

The secret of right action is that lasting progress is won not by heroic action but through quiet self-discipline. This principle is the foundation of proper conduct within ourselves, with those with whom we conflict, and within the larger society. 440 more words


running in a dream

It was an unusual morning. Almost everyday I see familiar lights go up in windows as I sip my coffee but today it was all dark. 130 more words

The Five Stages | Fifth Stage: Sat Pad | The Master

The Fifth Stage – Sat Pad – The Master

“The master yogi merges with the real Self and finds it immanent and present in every pert of the journey of life.” 300 more words

Kundalini Yoga


Configure the mind in the body,
remaining open to your surroundings
Expansive and focused,
outwardly aware as the mind

turns inward. Not staking out… 157 more words


The Paramita of Conduct: The Five Mindfulness Trainings

The Second Paramita is something we cultivate in two ways.

One way is through mindfulness training and the second way is through precepts.

We are going to talk about the 5 mindfulness trainings in Dharma School and leave the precepts for some other time. 144 more words

Nirvana is not a thing.

Nirvana is not a thing.
It would then have the characteristics of aging and death.
No thing exists
Without aging and death.

From the Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way
Skt. Mūla-madhyamakakārikā

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