If there is leakage of views, the intellect does not stir from its fixed position – and falls […]
Category: Essays by Yao Xiang Shakya
This piece will take time to understand. Contemplate it. Don’t rush through it.
There are links to click and study. Good luck. May the merit benefit all beings.
Chapter Two looks at the very heart of our dilemma – it is simple – we are caught in the divided delusion of right and wrong, good and bad – this divided mind keeps us from looking at the Source; the Oneness beyond words. Until we look and know the Source for ourselves, we will endlessly suffer; moving the rocks around in the river’s flow – trying to get it just right.
There are five contemplations in this short chapter. Please feel free to download the e-book.
Each contemplation is a daily practice of following the light.
It requires effort and focus and a study of your own life.
A brief peek into our tendency towards xenophobia. At what cost? Ask yourself at what cost?
The meaning is not in the words, yet it responds to the inquiring impulse. Song of the Precious […]
Now you have it, so keep it well. Jewel Mirror Samadhi
The quote above is a line from a Zen Buddhist Poem, titled, The Song of the Precious Jeweled Mirror Samadhi. It comes at the beginning of the poem right after the resounding affirmation by one of Buddha Shakyamuni’s disciples, Mahakashapa – the fellow who smiled a smile of recognition when Buddha Shakyamuni lifted a flower after giving a teaching. The poem is directed to those who have some understanding of what was/is intimately communicated.
Janus, the Roman God FOREWARD by Fashi Lao Yue When I would grumble about something to Ming Zhen, […]
When You Fall Down, Get Up! We all fall down. It is the human condition. We make mistakes. We […]
__________ Beings are numberless, I vow to save them by living as a monk. Obstructions are numberless, I vow to […]
“Demon” is an old word, an ancient idea conjuring up images of devils and other fiercely intimidating embodiments of the forces of evil. Perhaps you, like I, instinctively recognize your own demonic nature. We all have within us the capacity to think speak and act in ways that are harmful. What we do with these demons, our demons, is a central project of the spiritual path.
Complete concentration is required in order to stay with the instructions…When I lose track, float off into thought, I often don’t discover the harm until the end