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  • Overcoming Aggression

    May 21, 2013

    Aggression is an obstacle to visual dharma, to hearing and the other sense perceptions, and to understanding reality in its fullest sense. To overcome aggression, some kind of fundamental discipline...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Three Kinds of Practitioners

    May 20, 2013

    There are three kinds of people [who practice Buddhism]. Like all other beings, the lowest person wants happiness and not suffering or rebirth in the lower realms of existence, so...


    This post was posted in Dharma

  • Zenga and Shunga

    May 17, 2013

    Zenga and shunga (erotic art)* would seem to be on different ends of the artistic spectrum. Zenga are created with a minimum of brush strokes in mostly black and white...


    This post was posted in Zen Art

  • Enlightenment is Not Far Off

    May 17, 2013

    We humans are actually not that far from enlightenment. Our five senses are like the Emanation Body of a Buddha; our dream body, which is similar to the after-death form...


    This post was posted in Dalai Lama

  • Decency is Free from Trickery

    May 16, 2013

    When we’re having trouble maintaining our ground or ourselves, we play all kinds of tricks. That trickery brings hope and fear. You’re so tempted; at the same time, you’re so...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

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