Category Archives: Meditation

THE ADVICE PARADOX: PROBLEMS WITH FINDING A TEACHER

Park Kunsunim: highly trusted teacher Ideally you need a meditation teacher, but not any teacher, a knowledgeable teacher and one you trust also. A tall order especially as many who set themselves up as teachers are ego-driven with little or no insight creating an epistemic catch-22. This catch-22 is a … Continue reading

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WHO AM I, YET AGAIN?

“Like a star at dawn, a flash of lightning in a cloud, or flickering lamp. A bright illusion, and a phantom and a dream, or a passing cloud. A shining dewdrop, reflecting the morning scene, or a running stream. A fleeting bubble, joyfully alighting high, in the morning sky. “ … Continue reading

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ALL I KNOW IS THAT I TELL THE TRUTH

St Teresa explains away doubts about her mysticism by saying, “All that I know is that I tell the truth; and I shall never believe that any soul who does not possess this certainty has ever been really united to God” (qtd. in James 410).‘Likewise, the philosopher William James reproaches … Continue reading

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BACK HOME

Returning back home,cross-legged and nowhere to roam,bird songs, leaves blowin. Squirrels in their holes, birds sing in this wilderness, place of perfect rest. Sat up straight legs crossed, incense burns and floats aloft, – my home, no more lost! People they don’t change, neither do they stay the same, cos … Continue reading

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SURRENDER TO TRUE-SELF

COMMENTS HaeKwan kunsunim was asked the question about what one surrenders to in Buddhism and he replied, “What surrenders? (EGO). Surrenders to What? (True Self). Mind can’t figure it out… Its not ‘its’ job ultimately. Less clouds (thoughts) and sky reveals itself…”

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