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Are two different things. There is an "I" when you say "I want to get enlightened." This is desire. Ego. Small I.
But aspiration transcendens the idea of self. It is desire without attachment.
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Zen can be explained through a ⭕. There are 5 points on the circle. Let's see how each point answers if a 📚 is different from a 🖊️:
When the wind 🌬️ comes, there are big waves 🌊. When the wind dies down, the waves become smaller and smaller. Until finally the wind disappeares and the sea is clear like a mirror.
Then all mountains & trees & all things are reflected on...
If you say "the same" I will hit you 30 times. If you say "different" I will hit you 30 times. Why?
Before thinking there are no words. "same" & "different" are opposite words, they are thinking mind. The right ...
How can you help people who don't understand? People who are not listening?
These types of questions releveal a strong ego. Why should you change people? Why should they listen to you? One has to keep a beginner mind and have a mind like a mirror. When red looks into a mirror ...
All in existence is made of the same substance. All the names and categories are made from our 🤔. Thinking takes away from the Substance.
Some said this substance is energy, God or matter. The Substance is Absolute.
This idea is a blend of Taoism combined with Buddhist concepts.
A student asked master Huang Bong to teach him Dharma but the master said it is too expensive.
The student offered him all the money he had only to get the same answer. After intense study he offered his life, then his mind but got the same answer.
Finally he said that the sky is b...
Words are not a good way to help others. It shows attachment to words, forms and concepts.
A truly great man has no words or speech—only action.
To understand the truth, you must let go of the situation. A clear mind has no inside and no outside. A clear mind is clear of thinking.
2 Buddhist monks were fighting over a flag. One said the flag was moving. The other said the wind is. The master however said it was...
Mind is the tendency of the self which goes out to do actions. When it goes inside, it becomes the self, and when it is outside, it does things in the world.
The mind is no separate entity, it is not a modification of anything, it is nothing but consciousness. When the univ...
The Buddhist sage Lin Chi told a monk, "If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him." He meant that those who think they've found all the answers in any religion need to start questioning.
Religion keeps the stu...
What are you? You don't know. There is only "I don't know". Always keep this don't know mind with you, and your mind will become clear. And only then you will understand.
Throw away all your opinions and only keep the mind that does not know. That is the mind before thinkin...
Craziness is good. Crazy people are happy, free, they have no hindrance. But since you have many attachments you are only a little crazy. This is not enough crazy. You must become completely crazy. Then you will understand.
Freedom thinking is freedom. Attachment thinking is hindrance.
Suppose your parents say, ‘Your shirt is dirty; you must change it!’ If you say, ‘No, I won't change; I am free!’, then you are attached to your dirty shirt or to your freedom itself.
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The discipline of desire tells us what is, and is not, proper to want. This, in turn, derives from the fact that some things are in our power and others are not.
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Contracts are very powerful. We humans make contracts with others but we do make contracts with ourselves. Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.
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