Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Journey

“There are three parts to the journey: the journey from God, the journey to God, and the journey in God.” ~Sufi Proverb The first part of the journey is the actualization of the sense of apparent separation from the Divine, … Continue reading

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The Myth of Enlightenment

“There is no such thing as enlightenment. The full appreciation of that fact is, itself, enlightenment.” ~Sri Nisargadatta As was mentioned in my previous essay about Zen and the Emotional/Sexual Contraction here , there has been quite a bit of … Continue reading

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Zen and the Emotional/Sexual Contraction

On Thanksgiving Week of 2012, one of his former students revealed in an internet message that Joshu Saskai Roshi, the venerable 105 year old founder and Zen Master of Rinzai-ji (a prominent Zen Buddhist Community in America), had been involved … Continue reading

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Religion, Part 1

“If you take the robe that a person is wearing to be the person’s true identity, then though endless aeons may pass, you will become proficient in robes only and will remain forever circling round in the threefold world, transmigrating … Continue reading

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The Powdered Sugar Structure of Illusion

“Like a bee trapped for life in the closing of the sweet flower, Mira has offered herself to her Lord. She says, the single Lotus will swallow you whole.” ~Mirabai From the vantage point of a local Krispy Kreme Donuts … Continue reading

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