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#2751 - Wednesday, March 7, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee
Mind, beyond mind, and no mind... this issue also has videos from "Big Mind"...
A man named Liu Shiyu
'May I hear the principle of attaining mind?'
Yangshan said, 'If you
want to attain mind,
then there's no mind that can be attained.
It is this unattainable mind that is
known as truth.'
--Zens Chinese Heritage
Become at ease with the
state of "not knowing."
This takes you beyond mind
because the mind is always trying to conclude and interpret.
It is afraid of not knowing.
So, when you can be at ease with not knowing,
you have already gone beyond the mind.
A deeper knowing that is non-conceptual then arises out of that state.
- Eckhart Tolle
from Along The Way
An individual does not have dozens of problems. He has only one
fundamental problem. Realizing this is like leaping over a high
fence that blocked our path.
What is it?
It is the illusion that ordinary thinking can solve problems.
Ordinary thought, conditioned thought, cannot solve problems
because it is the very cause of problems. Habitual thinking,
frozen thinking, cannot teach us anything new, any more than
a polar bear can teach anything about tropical bananas. It is
strange how we fail to see this. Furiously and frantically, we
battle for years in an attempt to think our way out, but new
walls appear at every turn.
A totally new way of thinking is required. This thinking does not
look to conditioned memory for an answer. Instead, the mind waits
quietly for something higher than memory to speak. The resulting
answer solves all problems.
Bob OHearn photos http://www.pbase.com/1heart/image/75313766
Bob OHearn photos http://www.pbase.com/1heart/image/75314155
Dennis Genpo Merzel Roshi, one of the preeminent Zen Masters in the Western world, has developed a unique and revolutionary approach for transmitting the authentic teachings that emerged from Buddha's enlightenment experience. With a mastery born of more than thirty years of teaching, Genpo Roshi has enabled thousands of participants in Big Mind workshops to gain profound insights and taste for themselves the illuminating experience from which Buddhism and all the world's great religions originate.
Here's the link to a very
interesting series on YouTube from the BIGMIND Network, with
1 Introduction to
Big Mind by Genpo Roshi There's a total of 11 segments, each about
6-9 min., well worth watching! Select them in numerical order for best
Thanks to Bob OHearn
Ken Wilber - Anchoring I-Amness and more titles...
Ken Wilber - Love Until it Hurts
In "Love Until It
Hurts," Ken discusses the nature of
women's spiritual practice and suggests some of the
important ways that it differs from men's.
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