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November 15, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“If a thought arises, take note of it and then dismiss it. When you forget all attachments steadfastly, you will naturally become zazen itself. This is the art of zazen. Zazen...

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“If a thought arises, take note of it and then dismiss it. When you forget all...

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November 14, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“On the basis of the belief that all human beings share the same divine nature, we have a very strong ground, a very powerful reason, to believe that it is possible for each of...

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“On the basis of the belief that all human beings share the same divine nature, we...

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November 13, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Many of us began spiritual practice as a means of resolving trauma. Unfortunately, the image of the unattached, enlightened, fierce Zen master who has transcended self-...

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“Many of us began spiritual practice as a means of resolving trauma. Unfortunately,...

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November 12, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Those who can remain in meditation while in dreamless sleep have the potential to abide in the realization of the nature of the clear light of sleep. For an ordinary person,...

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“Those who can remain in meditation while in dreamless sleep have the potential to...

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November 11, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The scriptures say that when the mind indulges in sensual objects, it becomes agitated. This is the usual state of affairs in the world, as we can observe. In their quest for...

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“The scriptures say that when the mind indulges in sensual objects, it becomes...

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November 8, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Wherever a person goes, his deeds, like a shadow, will follow.”—Three Levels of Spiritual Perception

“Wherever a person goes, his deeds, like a shadow, will follow.”—Three Levels of...

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November 7, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Your mind is birthless and continuous, without a beginning, middle, or end. The rising and sinking of agitated waves ceases by itself without interference. This mind that is...

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“Your mind is birthless and continuous, without a beginning, middle, or end. The...

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November 6, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Try to be reasonable in the way you grow, and don’t ever think it is too late. It is never too late. Even if you are going  to die tomorrow, keep yourself straight and clear...

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“Try to be reasonable in the way you grow, and don’t ever think it is too late. It is...

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November 5, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“There is said to be a relationship between dreaming, on the one hand, and the gross and subtle levels of the body on the other. But it’s also said there is such a thing as a “...

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“There is said to be a relationship between dreaming, on the one hand, and the gross...

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November 4, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“We can be surprised by the “obvious” questions beginners ask that perhaps we ourselves could have asked.”—Sumi Loundon, Blue Jean Buddha

 

“We can be surprised by the “obvious” questions beginners ask that perhaps we...

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