a magic show

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“If you arrive at understanding the unborn nature of all that is and know that the mind is a magic show, that there is no object, no phenomenon that has real existence, then wherever you are there is purity, and that is Buddha.”

Zen Master Linji

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the unborn nature of all that is

the mind is a magic show

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the good spiritual friend

The True Person and the good spiritual friend is that within me that hears everything and perceives all that I do without engaging. It is unstruck, >>anahata<<, the unstruck one. That is why from that place I will never strike, >>ahimsa<<. While birth, dwelling, changing and destruction happen, I remain as the True Person. The good spiritual friend is always at my side. He is my own true being, my Self.

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True Warrior Spirit

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Currently the term “warrior” seems to be finding resonance with many who desire a change in the power structure on our planet. It has become obvious that those entities who have seen themselves as the power-holders are no longer able to maintain their power over others. The time has now come for all entities to stand in our own power and rule our joint affairs in love from the realization of our oneness. However, the former power structures that have been instituted and upheld over long periods of time are, thanks to the force of inertia, still operating, albeit visibly shaken and increasingly unstable.

In my perception the term “warrior” in this global context caries the flavor of “putting the poor creature (of the old power structures) out of its misery” by means of a ‘coup de grâce’ – a death blow. This attitude then often translates into forms of social and political activism toward this aim. In its most constructive form the purpose of this activism is to educate the ‘sheeple’ who are in the process of waking up, regarding the fraud that forms the basis of all former power structures and instruct them in ways of using the former system’s own rules to checkmate to corporate structures posing as government. Continue reading

We Are Our True Person

True Person poster

I made this poster and hung it above my bed after reading these words of Thich Nhat Hanh:

“The true person doesn’t go looking for an outside master. WE are in charge of our own destiny and we have to be responsible for each of our own words, thoughts, and actions. Mindfulness will help. Then we realize, ‘I’m thinking like this. I’m responsible for these thoughts. I’ve spoken like that, I’m responsible for my words. I’m doing this, and I’m responsible for this action.’
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Zen: Each of Our Actions Carries Our Signature

Here a comment by Thich Nhat Hanh on the teaching of the Zen Master Linji: “Be sovereign wherever you go and use that place as your seat of awakening”.

Osho („Rajneesh“ Chandra Mohan Jain)

Osho

Then of course we can ask, “How to be sovereign?” If you know the story of Osho and his students and the goose in the bottle: Osho said there is a goose in a bottle. How to get the goose out without breaking the bottle or hurting the goose? he asked his students.
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Living As Buddha

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“Master Linji tells us … If we search for something outside ourselves, we will never find it. The things we are looking for aren’t in these places. This message appears frequently in Master Linji’s teachings, but it is especially clear here. If we search for something outside ourselves, we will never find it. We have, within us, all the seeds of Buddhahood. The Buddha and the masters don’t belong to the past, the future, or another place. They are here with us in the present moment.
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All Phenomena Are Without Substance

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Sometimes a post takes on the quality of a report to myself on where I am in my deeper understanding of things and in my daily practice. This post is like that.

“All Phenomena Are Without Substance”

This could be the Nobel Prize-winning discovery in quantum physics, but as of yet they still have the view that there is 0.999999 % substance at the core of matter. The Zen Buddhist’s of the past, such as Master Linji (China around the year 850) is on record for stating the following:

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