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  • Restlessness is an Expression of Buddha Nature

    August 16, 2012

    The idea of buddha mind is not purely a concept or a theoretical, metaphysical idea. It is something extremely real that we can experience ourselves. In fact, it is the...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Haiku of the Week

    August 15, 2012

    the morning glory
    has claimed the well bucket—
    I'll go borrow water
    asagao ni
    tsurube torarete
    morai mizu
    Chiyo

    Sohan Gempo (Shoun, 1848-1922), Daruma Meditating. Ink on paper, 39 x 52.2 cm.
    From The Art of...


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  • Drive All Blames into Oneself

    August 15, 2012

    There’s a slogan in the mahayana teachings that says, “Drive all blames into oneself.” The essence of this slogan is, “When it hurts so bad, it’s because I am hanging...


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  • Restless Mind

    August 14, 2012

    This restless mind is buddha nature. Because it is so intelligent, therefore it is restless. It is so transparent that we can’t put any patch on it to mask...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • It Is Better to Practice

    August 13, 2012

    Dromtönpa once saw a monk doing circumambulations and intuitively knew he was doing them for a worldly motive. He remarked, “It’s good to do circumambulations, but it would be better...


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