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About dominic724

A former seeker starts blogging.

Finder’s Course by Jeffrey Martin, PhD

[ The following was received in an email from Dr. Jeffrey Martin. Full disclosure: I am part of the Finder’s Course Alumni Online Community, so for the last 2 1/2 years I have been hanging out with people who have … Continue reading

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Garyji’s Stages of Enlightenment

[Guest post from Garyji, a balding self-professed sage from somewhere upstate … ] Just because things are a little slow on Facebook today and my opponent has yet to make a move in Scrabble, and since I have a few … Continue reading

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After the Finish Line

Awakening sounds like a solitary event, the yearned for  goal at the finish line. Buddhist teachings perpetuate this idea. Other spiritual writers have perpetuated this idea. I have previously perpetuated this idea through this blog. Am here to correct this … Continue reading

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RASA Transmission

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The End of The End of Seeking, or Is It ?

We have all heard it. Nowhere to go. Nothing to do. Depending on your disposition, this may elicit either a yawn ( of boredom, tedium or indifference ) or a scream. ( of frustration, exasperation or some such similar ) … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Practice, Walking

Eyes open, with each step repeat to yourself I forgive you one syllable each step I…forgive… you. With each step repeat to yourself I forgive me one syllable each step I…forgive… me. With each step repeat to yourself You forgive … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Practice

This life has passed physically easy and emotionally full of misery. This may be from the nature of emotions which are suffering itself. I can thank my Mediterranean ancestors for their overflowing passions. Still, what’s here is here. How much … Continue reading

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A Forgivable Disdain of Forgiveness

Most of us have baggage. I have only met a few who didn’t seem to have any left; they were all teachers. Many of us grew up with Christianity; most of the rest grew up in a culture heavily influenced … Continue reading

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Forgiveness: The Missing Link of Practice

Why is Metta / Lovingkindness so ” hard ” ? How is it even a “thing ” for practitioners ? Practitioners are self-selected, other-interested, motivated. There is born the wish to broadcast loving  energy to the world, and to everyone … Continue reading

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Ex Nihilo

Don’t tell me I am space we are space space is all there is I feel solid objects I feel emotions I know what I think I don’t believe what you are saying I believe in science I am myself … Continue reading

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