Category: Essays by Yao Xiang Shakya

Opowieść 33: Mistrz Zen i Ewangelie

Opowieść o tym, jak zerwać toksyczne (i nie tylko) relacje. Wszystkie jednak relacje są trochę toksyczne, ponieważ wiążąc nas z innymi ludźmi, „wiążą nas” dosłownie. A każde związanie przeszkadza na ścieżce duchowej. Naszym bowiem celem jest wyswobodzenie się z więzów, a nie dokładanie kolejnych…

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ADVANCED TEACHING: Live Without Desire

All phenomena, the Buddha once said, are rooted in desire. Everything we think, say, or do — every experience — comes from desire. Even we come from desire. We were reborn into this life because of our desire to be. Consciously or not, our desires keep redefining our sense of who we are. 

Hard to imagine living life without desire! We are filled with propaganda which keeps us in the dark. This essay is an advanced teaching on how to work with desire — it is simple, but it ain’t for the faint of heart.

Indeed, Everything Comes to Awaken Us!

The current situation in the nation of separating children from their parents and the following turn around is a case in point. It was a misstep. A mistake. A failure. But the President seemed unable to admit any misstep. Any mistake. Any failure. Instead, he made it into a photo opportunity; a show of words of compassion by signing an executive order to stop a policy that he instituted. On the footsteps of the turn around of the policy he declares a dictum to the Attorney General to file legal proceedings in California to alter the longstanding 1980’s Flores settlement that protects unaccompanied minors (children) crossing the border.

Two Leashes: Narcissism or Humility

Imagine entering every moment, every encounter with what comes into your life with a realization of not only not striving, not knowing but with the attitude of being ready and flowing out below the radar. In this essay, Fashi Lao Yue looks at the definition of humility from a number of angles and suggests humility is a force that strikes us — nothing to be toyed with — but requires a self-exam…..

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