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Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
For many meditators, reclaiming an awareness of feelings is a long and difficult process. Yet in Buddhist psychology bringing consciousness to feelings is critical for awakening.
A freer way of understanding is to grasp what we’ve been asked to know and hold it for a moment at a distance.
The process of dependent origination is sometimes said to be the heart or the essence of all Buddhist teaching. What is described in the process is the way in which suffering can arise in our lives, and the way in which it can end.
Nothing would do what is required in each moment without a point of view of how others see it. Greatness is a judgement from the outside or, if it is from the inside, then it is a judgement that you are less-than.
"I will take two pens to write this. One can dip into the ink of understanding. Under the reign of the sun..."
This compulsion to arrive at the Final Truth is, of course, foiled again and again by life itself.
What am I up to when, with a couple of blindingly luminous formulations, I claim to take my stand as Awareness and to allow everything, free from resistance, effortlessly?
We are born into the world as one and we have no idea of ‘me’, the separate self, for some time until it is gradually instilled upon us by the environment and our developing mind.
Lama Rod Owens is interviewed by David Montgomery for The Washington Post on Love and Rage, spiritual activism, Buddhism and white supremacy.
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says that alcohol is “cunning, baffling and powerful” in its cause of the disease of alcoholism.
Do you think peace requires an end to war? Or tigers eating only vegetables?
The seagull fears no shipwreck. Her feet love to touch the ocean...
Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition. In modern times, Samhain is usually celebrated from October 31 to November 1 to welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year.”
Consciousness is not a thing. Asking “What is consciousness?” is like asking “Where does light come from?”, while watching a movie.
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