Train of thought from a sick Buddhist. I’m just rambling about the things I’ve been reading and the thoughts I’ve been having in relation to my illness (Type 1 Diabetes). It starts off with thinking about diabetes, but ends with thinking about thinking. Minding mind. Check it out!

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There is the practice of the Ten Recollections. One of these recollections is ‘Recollection of the Tathagata’. Here, in this most wonderful Mahayana text, the Vimalakirti Sutra, we hear about how Vimalakirti sees the Buddha as being of the same nature as his own true, or “ultimate” (paramārtha) nature.