Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Corpse of Ambition

I am going to begin this consideration with an extended quote from the book “Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism” by the late Chogyam Trungpa, an influential Buddhist teacher who was instrumental in introducing Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism to the West: “As long … Continue reading

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Stages of Human Spiritual Development

There is no “You” or “I,” no object to contemplate, no contemplation! Everything is That lost in That. The blind theologians didn’t understand. Then they saw, and their seven levels of attainment dissolved to nothing. ~ Lalla One traditional developmental … Continue reading

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To Do Something

  “What will you do when you cannot do anything, when all your best intentions and great endeavour are invested to no avail whatsoever, when all you do is doomed to fail?” ~Hisamatsu We’ve all heard the old saying that … Continue reading

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First There Is a Mountain

“Before I had studied Ch’an [Zen] for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, and rivers as rivers. When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains, and … Continue reading

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