Samatha and Vipassana. - When the “two sticks” (tranquility and insight) are “rubbed together” (perfected) they bring forth a fire that burns both away. That fire can not be called purely conceptual, nor can it be called purely nonconceptual– it is not both, not neither. The truth is beyond beyond. Beyond words. Beyond thoughts. There is no truth [it […]
Moksha for my Christian-Buddhist friends. - Moksha (/ˈmoʊkʃə/; Sanskrit: मोक्ष, mokṣa), also called vimoksha, vimukti and mukti, is a term in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism which refers to various forms of emancipation, liberation, and release. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moksha
Tied together. - A psychospiritual poem. Mind is dancing like spontaneous coemergence.
Sustained bliss of compassionate clarity. - At first, it’s like a flickering little candle flame. Over time, as the mindfulness and vigilance muscles are strengthened, the flame becomes more sustainable. As we are able to see more and more of the yummy fruits of this practice, we gain more and more confidence in it.
My Friend’s Book. - via [Book] Timo Schmitz: Buddhism for Overthinkers (2018) – ISBN: 9783963764189
Supreme Wisdom, Perfect Compassion. - Dipping ten toes in ten traditions, ten fingers in each of the ten sub-schools, and keeping two eyes on two truths, and seeing past the two selves, beyond three times, and three worlds, and three bodies. This stamp is stamped on the stamp that is stamped on all thingishness.
Tranquility and Insight Unified. - An exploration of a small piece of Dakpo Tashi Namgyal’s Mahamudra: the Moonlight. I share the text as well as my own thoughts on our author’s thoughts.
We actually see the thing. - Every so often, I’ll be reading some sacred text and I’ll come across some description of some totally impossible vision. As a child, I accepted these as fact. As a teenager, I wrote these weird stories off as either lies or delusional hallucinations. It was not even possible, from my perspective, that these descriptions belonged […]
Virtue, Concentration, Wisdom: Buddha. - This is how Buddhaghosa begins his ‘Path of Purification’. Many of my Buddhist friends will recognize the theme. Enjoy!
Bodhisattva BuddhaNature’s Lion Roar - A psychospiritual poem.