Diamond Sutra

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Meditation by sound

There are a number of products out there that claim to work on the brain to product deepened meditation or enlightenment. One came in my mailbox yesterday claiming Discover how to meditate deeper than a zen monk in just five minutes - without years of practice, or hours of boring meditation CDs - by using a secret shortcut you can't find anywhere else. How do they promise to achieve this?

By | 2010-02-24T21:14:24+00:00 February 24th, 2010|Zen|2 Comments

Taming the bull

So, this taming, seems to be about getting some distance on the mind; the kind of distance where thoughts are seen to be external, which is I guess glimpsing the bull. Perhaps distance should be called spaciousness. Thoughts arise within a much wider space than the thoughts themselves. And because of that distance there is a measure of control, which seems to be no control at all, because when there is control it is really thoughts controlling thoughts. Call this wider space presence.

By | 2010-02-06T21:00:31+00:00 February 4th, 2010|Zen|0 Comments

Zen before Buddha

In the Diamond Sutra, the Buddha recounts to Subhuti, "I remember the infinitely remote past before Dipankara Buddha. There were 84,000 myriads of multimillions of Buddhas and to all these I made offerings."

By | 2010-02-06T16:49:49+00:00 January 17th, 2010|Zen|0 Comments