Category Archives: No self

Waking Up out of a Tradition

Buddham sarinam gacchami. Dammam sarinam gacchami. Sangham sarinam gacchami. I go for refuge to Buddha , Dharma and Sangha. Through the virtues I collect from giving and other perfections, may I become a Buddha for the benefit of all. How … Continue reading

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if there’s no ‘there’ out there… by miriam louisa

if there’s no ‘there’ out there… by miriam louisa I keep on checking but I always fail to find a ‘within’ or ‘out there’ apart from thoughts in mind so how can I ‘go within’ to ‘nurture’ the Immeasurable or ‘cultivate’ it … Continue reading

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the unnameable is the eternally real by miriam louisa

the blessing emelle says homeless I found the unassailable rock of refuge penniless I found the treasure that can’t be bought or sold exhausted and ill I found healing in that which is ever whole purposeless I found delight in … Continue reading

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We’re in an Impossible Situation, You and Me by Thassa Amzwar

We’re in an Impossible Situation, You & Me We’re in an impossible situation, You and Me. With no you. With no me. With no place to ‘situate’. With no time to exist IN. There’s nothing I can tell you. With … Continue reading

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Truth is too simple for words by Nirmala

Truth is too simple for words by Nirmala Truth is too simple for words before thought gets tangled up in nouns and verbs there is a wordless sound a deep breathless sigh of overwhelming relief to find the end of … Continue reading

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No True Things by Susan Kahn

No True Things To see that there are no true things Is to fall through crevasses, Through the appearing bedrock And into an emptiness. One finds a freedom To wander among open fields Of neither thing nor no thing. With … Continue reading

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can you, do you, live this savage wisdom? by miriam louisa

can you, do you, live this savage wisdom? by miriam louisa impossible! see this ultimate knowingness isn’t a teaching, a path, a doctrine one can ‘live’ or embody (although the earnest peddlers of nonduality apps would love you to buy the … Continue reading

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A Question the Buddha Refused to Answer

…From Culadasa ( John Yates ) …Most people at the time of the Buddha believed in reincarnation, or were at least concerned about it as a possibility, [but] the Buddha refused to answer questions about where we come from and … Continue reading

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Sermons by Cha’an Master Ma Tsu

[ Thanks to the bloggers at Awakening to Reality for the entirety of this post. Enjoy !] Sermons by Ch’an Master Ma-tsu Posted by: Wei Yu Ma-tsu (709-788) The Patriarch said to the assembly, “All of you should believe that … Continue reading

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Awakening Versus Liberation by Ed Muzika

[ Teacher week continues with Ed Muzika on SIAOF. Enjoy !] Awakening Versus Liberation by Ed Muzika When I first started practicing Zen at Mount Baldy Zen Center, we would have four or five groups of sitting sessions a day, … Continue reading

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