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Like a mirror

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Our mind is like a mirror, which reflects the universe and we watch the reflection. We take these reflections for reality so that we become entranced, repelled or indifferent to them. In meditation, we observe that all these reflections are changing conditions. We begin to see them as objects rather than as a self, where […]

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Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

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My desire for knowledge is intermittent, but my desire to bathe my head in atmospheres unknown to my feet is perennial and constant. The highest that we can attain to is not Knowledge, but Sympathy with Intelligence. I do not know that this higher knowledge amounts to anything more definite than a novel and grand […]

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Dead Man’s Zazen

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Last updated on January 7th, 2017While living, one sits up and lies not, When dead, one lies and sits not; A set of ill-smelling skeleton! What is the use of toiling and moiling so? When alive, one keeps sitting without lying down: When dead, one lies down without sitting up. In both cases, a set […]

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The perfect Way

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The perfect Way (Tao) is without difficulty. Save that it avoids picking and choosing. Only when you stop liking and disliking Will all be clearly understood. A split hairs difference, And heaven and earth are set apart! If you want to get the plain truth, Be not concerned with right and wrong. The conflict between […]

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Solitude

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Last updated on January 7th, 2017Solitude does not necessarily mean living apart from others; rather, it means never living apart from one’s self. It is not about the absence of other people-it is about being fully present to ourselves, whether or not we are with others. Community does not necessarily mean living face-to-face with others; rather, it […]

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Deus creator omnium

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“God, creator of all things.” Say it aloud or listen: in Latin, eight syllables, alternating short and long. “Each of these latter lasts twice as long as each of the former,” Augustine wrote. “I have only to pronounce the line to report that this is the case.” Yet how do we manage to make this […]

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Accept

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Accept that your life is going on beyond your usual understanding. Dainin Katagiri

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Face

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Rome

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Last updated on December 21st, 2016

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So long !

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“Du legst bitte auf und meine Psychologin ruft dich gleich zurück. ” So long Jürgen Domian !

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