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Life Before Thought

Something odd happened this morning.

I woke up, staring at the ceiling, and realized that I didn’t have a thought or emotion yet; I was empty… 33 more words

The Great Self as taught in The Vairocanabhisambodhi Sutra

There are 2 passages in the Vairocana Sutra, which talks about the Great Self – to the point that even our very own Buddha’s lineage – Sakyamuni Buddha’s lineage – is called the lineage of the Great Self.  204 more words

Meeting the Mahathera

It was just the ticket.

Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Trivandrum. Twelve months open return. For under a thousand. I sure knew what I’d be doing for the next year. 1,709 more words


what is?

everything’s one
that’s real and it’s true
realer than real
you can feel it shine through

nothing is there
it’s obviously so
because I know nothing… 50 more words


Anattā and Rebirth in Buddhist Dhamma Teachings

(Unless otherwise indicated, terms are in Pāḷi, followed by Sanskrit in parentheses)

It is difficult to use human language, which itself is often based on the physical assumptions and constructs of our physical world, to explain philosophical and religious phenomena that originate in or involve things that are non-physical or metaphysical. 1,985 more words

endless horizons

POSTCARD #113: New Delhi:  Carrying stuff upstairs, laptop under arm with notepad, phone in pocket, pen held in teeth, water bottle neck clasped between first and third fingers. 575 more words

The 'now' Moment

Whatever we perceive of the world is like looking at reflections in a mirror - Ajahn Sumedho

“Our own mind is like a mirror which reflects the universe and you watch the reflection.

“Before, we would take these reflections for reality so that we became entranced, repelled or indifferent to them.

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