Monthly Archives: December 2014

Only you can look into your mind.

We often read something and become attached to it.   Sometimes we get frustrated if we forget where we read it and we search for it.  We may see a quote and like it.  We feel that it is very … Continue reading

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Let go of self attachment

It’s very difficult to go beyond the idea that our ideas are the best, the truth about the world and the way out of suffering.  How many people are able to understand and experience the Buddha’s teaching that his teachings … Continue reading

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Red Pine translations – part two – The Diamond Sutra.

Red Pine begins his introduction to the Heart Sutra with “The Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell.”  It teaches emptiness.  We must understand this emptiness of the skandhas to understand the Diamond Sutra.  The Diamond Sutra teaches non-attachment.  Red … Continue reading

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The notion of life and death

Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao), a friend of mine recently sent me a translation of the Xin Ming attributed to Master Fa Rong (594-657); Not to be confused with the Hsin Hsin Ming by Master Seng Can. In reading over the work … Continue reading

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