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Zen Garden

Zen Garden – YouTube.

 

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Intro to Zen Mind

Who looks inside awakens

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.”~Carl Jung

The Enlightened Man (2:56)

The Enlightened Man – YouTube.

A powerful message; even the smallest acts of kindness can change someone’s life.

Rain, hail, snow and ice

 
 
Rain, hail, snow and ice:
All are different,
But when they fall
They become the same water
As the valley stream.
 

Be as simple as you can be

 
“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”
~
Paramahansa Yogananda ~

Happiness and darkness

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Most people think happiness is
about gaining something, but it’s not.

It’s all about getting rid of
the darkness you accumulate.

Carolyn Crane

How does one become a butterfly?


 How does one become a butterfly?
You must want to fly so much that
you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.

The Three Considerations

 
 

“The following is the introduction {to the means of experiencing}
this {single}nature{of mind}

Through the application of the three considerations;
{First, recognize that} past thoughts are traceless, clear and empty,{Second, recognize that} future thoughts are unproduced and fresh,

And {third recognize that}the present moment abides naturally and unconstructed.

When this ordinary, momentary consciousness is examined nakedly {and directly} by oneself,

Upon examination, it is the radiant awareness,

Which is free of the presence of the observer,

Manifestly stark and clear,

Completely empty and uncreated in all respects,

Lucid, without duality of radiance and emptiness,

Not permanent, for it is lacking inherent existence in all respects;

Not a mere nothingness, for it is radiant and clear,

Not a single entity, for it is clearly perceptible as a multiplicity,

Yet not existing inherently as a multiplicity, for it is indivisible and a single savior,

This intrinsic awareness, which is not extraneously derived,

Is the genuine introduction to the abiding nature of {all} things,

For in this {intrinsic awareness} the three buddha bodies are inseparable, and fully present as one,

Its emptiness and utter lack of inherent existence is the Buddha-body of Reality,

The natural resonance and radiance of this emptiness is the Buddha-body of Perfect Resource;

And its unimpeded arising in any form whatsoever is the Buddha- body of Emanation,

These three, fully present as one, are the very essence {of awareness} itself.”

=The Introduction to Awareness:
Natural Liberation Through Naked Perception-

From the
‘Great liberation by Hearing In The Intermediate States’

The Tibetan Book of The Dead

 
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