Tag Archives: inquiry

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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Rahula’s Liberation

Cula-Rahulovada Sutta: The Shorter Exposition to Rahula [Liberation is real, it is possible and it happens with intense and skillful looking. Please enjoy this classic story of the Buddha pointing his son to the empty center of experience ! ] … Continue reading

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Sina Que Non

Spirituality really means honesty: unlimited, unflinching, relentless, clear-eyed. The rest is just window dressing. ******************************************************************************* Photo from here: http://noelshaw.tumblr.com/post/6375172223/window-dressing-in-the-religious-icon-shop-en-la

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Space Doesn’t Stop… Anywhere.

Space doesn’t stop…. anywhere. That’s not what it feels like, though. In the dream of the separate self, space definitely seems to stop. Space feels like it stops at the skin. So, if space feels like it stops at the … Continue reading

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The Watcher

[ On the blogiversary of SIAOF, am reposting the most popular original post of the last year. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by !] It’s easy to get stuck as “The Watcher “. After meditating a while, and  watching thoughts … Continue reading

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The Open Question

On a weekend retreat some years ago, was introduced to the technique of inquiry. The instruction was to look into our nature by using the question ” What am I ? ” We were also given the “answer” to the … Continue reading

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Byron Katie on Meditation

[ Mid week guest post by Byron Katie, author of THE WORK. Enjoy !] Byron Katie on Meditation We believe a thought, we assume that the thought is true, and then we act on it. Anger, depression, addictions, sadness, words … Continue reading

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Meltdown, the Recipe

[ Guest poetry by Lisa Kathleen, author of the blog ONE SPACIOUSNESS. Inquiry plus intensity leads to dissolution. Lisa Kathleen says it with scintillating clarity. Enjoy ! ] Meltdown, the Recipe Posted on March 14, 2012 by Lisa Kathleen Reality traded … Continue reading

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Who am I ? The question occurs to most of us at one time or another, and to spiritual types, the philosophically inclined, and teenagers perhaps a bit more often. Having spent decades in one kind of spiritual practice or another, … Continue reading

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If I had just Five Minutes to Give Comprehensive Instructions for Awakening ?

[Guest post by Kenneth Folk, originator of the “Three Gear” approach to awakening. Enjoy!] How to Get Enlightened What would I say if I had just five minutes to give comprehensive instructions for awakening ? You are unenlightened to the … Continue reading

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