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HOW FAR WILL YOU GO WITH NON-DUALITY?

Few schools of Buddhism dared take non-duality to its logical conclusion. Zen teachers often dare, yet none were as radical as the Taintai school, and Siming Zhili (960–1028) went to the very end and concluded:“Other than the devil, there is no Buddha;..other than the Buddha, there is no devil.”Likewise, many … Continue reading

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STOREHOUSE (ALAYAVIJNANA)

In Buddhist philosophy, the concept of Alayavijnana plays a significant role in understanding various states of consciousness and the mind (Suzuki 1999, 176). The ālaya-vijñāna, or the “All-encompassing foundation consciousness”, (Berzin, 2013) forms the “base-consciousness” (mūla-vijñāna) or “causal consciousness” and it is said that the store-house consciousness accumulates all potential … Continue reading

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ZEN MIND, BEGINNERS MIND

“Like eager students, not wanting or rejecting; – willingness to learn! Nothing do I know, not a clue what’s going on; – the beginners mind! Beyond right and wrong, beyond doctrine or theory; – it is what it is! State of no clinging, attachment or aversion; – just being like … Continue reading

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RIGHT VIEW IS NO VIEW

“Right view is no view, do not submit to figments; neither cling to views. Neither attach to the purified and bright-view. – no view is right view! Attach to nothing. free your mind from everything; – neither follow views! Let others have them; This Sublime Holy Path will – end … Continue reading

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BE AN ISLAND HAVEN UNTO YOURSELF

“Rely on no-one, be your own island haven; let the truth be won. Alone, this way please tend, when there’s no wise, prudent friend; – this truth defend! Refrain from evil, going alone is graceful; fools are unartful. Search all domains, none is dearer than your-aim; others are the same. … Continue reading

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