Tag Archives: Padmasambhava

Mistaken Identity

With even a small degree of observation it appears obvious that people share a common, compulsive and insidious tendency to socialize. The sensitive observer will perhaps also notice that churches, synagogues, ashrams, yoga studios and dharma centers seem to be … Continue reading

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The Parakalein

Over, under, around and through. mepa, chigpu, chelwa, lhundrup There is a thread of truth that runs through all the various spiritual teachings of this world. The endless bolts of exquisite brocade called Buddha Dharma display an infinite interweaving of … Continue reading

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Whispered Light

The New Age Movement was launched by Jane Robert’s channeling of the entity, Seth, who emphatically declared that “You create your own reality”. Upon hearing about the popularity of this channeled message, Ronald R. (my gentle mentor) began lamenting what … Continue reading

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Not Lily, nor Cloud, nor Worm, nor Clay

      Does the Eagle know what is in the pit? Or wilt thou go ask the Mole: Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod? Or Love in a golden bowl?               … Continue reading

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Brass Tacks for a Celestine Canopy

Buddha taught that the proximal causes of suffering are karma and klesha. Karma is the relation between actions and their effects. According to the Buddhist Mahayana it is our intention that determines the character of the effects of our actions. … Continue reading

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Total Dissolved Solids

Dzogchen is synonymous with Prajnaparamita when these terms are understood as referring to the fundamental condition of an individual living being. However, by all accounts, Buddha was a very practical man. And so the practice which is associated with the … Continue reading

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The Navamsa of Entelechy — part 2

“Tso kye gyal wai ten pa gye gyur chig” The second aspect of our discussion of ultimate reality is designated in Tibetan by the term, rang zhin (rang-bzhin). Perhaps more than any other technical term in the Dzogchen lexicon, rang zhin simply … Continue reading

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