Tag Archives: Buddhist

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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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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What the Buddha Meant to Say

WHAT THE BUDDHA MEANT TO SAY You are fake. Your reaction is fake. Your pure awareness of that fake reaction is real.   *  *  **  ***   *****     ********        *************   The entirety of this post was reblogged from: http://buddhainthemud.com/2013/07/06/what-the-buddha-meant-to-say/Continue reading

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What got left out of “meditation”? by David Chapman

[Please enjoy this guest post from David Chapman, who blogs at David Chapman @ WordPress.com ] What got left out of “meditation”? Posted on July 12, 2011 by David Chapman Buddhist meditation methods have been forced through a series of filters … Continue reading

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Changing Horses Midstream

A bit of general advice heard again and again from former Buddhist teachers regarding moving to another lineage or practicing in more than one lineage: ” Don’t change ! You’ll never make any progress that way ! ” ” It’s … Continue reading

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The Buddha’s Warning Against Getting Caught in Doctrines

[ Guest post by Steven Goodheart of METTA REFUGE . Enjoy ! ] The Buddha’s Warning Against                      Getting Caught in Doctrines 2011/12/02 by Steven Goodheart The following conversation was reported to have taken place between the ascetic Dighanaka and Gautama the … Continue reading

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Ryokan: The Never-Despising

In the morning, bowing to all; In the evening, bowing to all. Respecting others is my only duty– Hail to the Never-despising Bodhisattva. In heaven and earth he stands alone. A real monk Needs Only one thing– a heart like … Continue reading

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Stumbling into Grace

Sitting. Meditating. Trying to stay ” In the Now ” Drifting away. Lost in thoughts. “In the Now”. Back, present again. Thoughts chasing thoughts. Sigh. Patience. Practice lightly – those are the instructions. Patience, and practice lightly. Posture. Breathing. Posture. … Continue reading

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What Is This “Me” ? By Toni Packer

[Guest post from Toni Packer on the nature of the “me”.  Enjoy!] What Is The “Me”? The following article was adapted from a talk by Toni Packer on Day 4 of the August 1997 retreat. A somber day, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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The Ten Funniest Scenes from the Pali Canon

[ Guest post from Bhante Sujato, author of SUJATO’S BLOG. Enjoy ! ] The Ten Funniest Scenes from the Pali Canon humor, Suttas What? The Pali Canon is profound, difficult, revolutionary: but not funny, surely. And if it is, then why? … Continue reading

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