Tag Archives: Dharma

You will get nothing out of Buddhism !

Buddhism is disappointing.  If one thinks that Buddhists will be any different from other people,then one will be disappointed! Let’s be honest, people are people, and we shouldn’t expect too much. People can acquire a lofty attitude, but at least … Continue reading

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The Tientiei Mountains are my Home by Han Shan

Han Shan For what do people strive? Money, fame, successful relationships, or the Dharma? Attain Dharma and gain more than the other three combined. He who has attained Dharma lacks nothing. He called himself ‘Cold Mountain’ and lived as a … Continue reading

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A Train is Coming

This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movement of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky, Rushing by, … Continue reading

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Iaido

Iaido (居合道) (ee ay doe) is a modern Japanese martial art associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard, striking or cutting an [ imaginary ] opponent, removing [imaginary] blood from the blade, and then … Continue reading

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View and Meditation of the Great Perfection (Dzogchen)

[ This quote from Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche is not just relevant to Dzogchen practitioners. Enjoy !] View and Meditation of the Great Perfection Homage to the Guru, the teacher. The View and Meditation of Dzogchen can be explained in many, many … Continue reading

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Did the Buddha have a sense of humor ?

Did the Buddha have a sense of humor ? Let’s explore. He was a big Meditator. Talked a lot about suffering. (1st Noble Truth) Spent 7 years in the forest practicing asceticism, almost to the point of death. No intoxicants. … Continue reading

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Buddha, Belief and the Egoic Mind

” Don’t believe a word I say! ” exhorted Chris Wright to the Friday night group at the Meditation Learning Center in Mesa, AZ. This was the beginning of a dynamic and engaging Dharma talk ranging across a gamut of … Continue reading

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