Category Archives: Dharma

The McMindfulness Craze: The Shadow Side of the Mindfulness Revolution

Another wonderful practice, being abused. Like anything, work on ourselves and everything, takes time, practice, dedication, and patience. There is no easy fix. Mindfulness is one part of this equation as it needs to include practice and study to push away the mind dust and come into the space with understanding of our place in […]
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Poem – Border

The border defining a boundary the line between worlds, realms, our consciousness exists only in our minds a projection of the hardship we impose, we feel, further defined and limited by action or inaction.

Quantum Physics Came From the Vedas

An article that examines and discusses the historical origination of Quantum Mechanics from ancient Hinduism philosophy and texts – the Vedic texts. http://www.krishnapath.org/quantum-physics-came-from-the-vedas-schrodinger-einstein-and-tesla-were-all-vedantists/

Quotes – From Inside the Grass Hut

Reading “Inside the Grass Hut” by Ben Connelly, an analysis of Shitou’s “Song of the Grass-Roof Hermitage”.  When we look out a window or sit in a small space, it includes you and the entire world, the entire universe.  What you do in that moment impacts you, the space, and the world, and you yourself […]
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Trimsatika (Thirty Verses) of Vasubandhu

Thirty verses on consciousness-only to be chanted. It is one of the core texts of the Yogacara school of Mahayana Buddhism. 1 Everything that is taken as a self; Everything that is taken as other: These are simply changing forms of consciousness. 2 Pure consciousness transforms itself Into three modes: Store consciousness, Thought consciousness, and […]
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Zen Master – Shitou Xiqian (700-790)

Zen Master Shitou Xiqian is famous for two poems that are classic Zen texts. I recently started reading “Inside the Grass Hut” by Ben Connelly which analyzes each line of “Song of the Grass Roof Hermitage” and discusses the significance in our world today. The author mixes his own experiences and applies the teachings to […]
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Poem – Fields (continued as the lantern disappears)

Fields 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1) Shining brilliantly through grey fog hugging the soaked ground the light I cannot see is there in my mind, there in my eyes. Fading snow cover reveals the field I have been searching for the field anchored by one lantern surrounded by ten-thousand trees. “Pick up the lantern […]
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Poem – Fields (continued as the lantern grows brighter)

Shining brilliantly through grey fog hugging the soaked ground the light I cannot see is there in my mind, there in my eyes. Fading snow cover reveals the field I have been searching for the field anchored by one lantern surrounded by ten-thousand trees. “Pick up the lantern and in the light turn yourself around, […]
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Poem – Fields

Shining brilliantly through grey fog hugging the soaked ground the light I cannot see is there in my mind, there in my eyes. Fading snow cover reveals the field I have been searching for the field anchored by one lantern surrounded by ten-thousand trees. Pick up the lantern and in the light turn yourself around, […]
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Buddha – Mindfulness

“Do not dwell in the past, Do not dream of the future, Concentrate the mind on the present moment.”