The Four Noble Truths I am pretty sure most of you have heard of the Buddha’s four noble truths […]
Author: Yao Xiang Shakya
In Honor of My Teacher. OM NAMO GURU DEV NAMO I remember the bowing, lighting candles, unfolding the zagu […]
Lao Huo Shakya speaks to us about the truth of the body.
Don’t miss this short, sweet and strong truth.
Notice – Two Points. Please read PART 1 first, then come back and read this, PART 2. Thank you. 2. […]
Welcome Dear Friends. This piece may be longer than most of what ZATMA posts. But it is hot off […]
The film 1917 tells the story of two British soldiers in the trenches of France who are ordered by […]
Bleary Doubled 2020 by Fly This is often known as your source of refuge. It comes when you are […]
ALL MR. PATHAK EVER WANTED WAS PEACE, AND IT SEEMED AS IF HE SPENT ALL HIS FREE TIME TRYING TO FIND IT.
HAPPY NEW YEAR. 2020.
Here is a short essay on what you might work on in 2020 by asking yourself if you want peace. If you do, where and what and how do you act to get it. If you are like Mr. Pathak, you might want it but find you can’t seem to find it. Mr. Pathak may be able to help you out – give you some clue on what might be keeping you restless and miserable. Good, good luck.
As 2019 comes to an end, let’s take some time to consider all the attachments we have nourished, […]
It seems fitting that during the week the President of the United States was impeached by the House of representatives, that we return to Ming Zhen’s essay on The Habit of Seeking Truth. A few read throughs might enliven you to several periods of self-examination on what your personal duty is right in the middle of the life you live. It’s my hope, anyway. Enjoy!
This image reminded me that I have been a seeker since I was a young girl. My seeking ties me to all humans who yearn to be set free of their human bondage, to be released from sorrow and alienation, to be united with wisdom, safety and divine care. As we begin to emerge from the fog of the human pursuit of happiness, we re-member this core impulse. Then we begin to trust that our impulse to seek the divine is leading us somewhere. We realize it can be leaned on, the energy of our yearning like fuel for our engine of transformation.
Thoughts, when used to stop the monsters in the mind, are worth their weight in gold. Otherwise – monsters often come disguised as thoughts, images, imaginations, and all sorts of foul play. Fashi Lao Yue offers some practices to break free from our loyalty to these monsters.