The Raft, to be Left Aside

In Diamond Sutra and the Alagaddupama sutta, the Buddha taught that his teachings are like a raft, to be used for a purpose and to be left aside without clinging on to. The raft simile also summarizes the meaning of the three turnings into one line. Here, we shall see how the four types of clinging are utterly abandoned using the three turnings of the teaching.

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Knowing One Thing Liberates All

Although hundreds or thousands of explanations are given, there is only one thing to be understood – know the one thing that liberates everything – awareness itself, your true nature. If that one thing is ignored, everything else turn into speculative philosophy and mere proliferation of concepts.

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The Bliss of Restraint to the Bliss of Freedom – on Mucalinda Sutta

A Commentary on Mucalinda Sutta. The gatha expressed in this sutra teaches four ways to blissfully protect mind and remain in proper composure. Here is an explanation of it as the stages of the path as well as powerful ways to regain composure while engaging in daily life.

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The Traceless Awakening

Awakening beyond bias and concepts, into the naked and traceless nature of one’s awareness that sees reality as it is. One reaches there by letting go of Self and wiping out even the traces of awakening. All things are awakened. A teaching based on the Zen Master Dogen’s Genjōkōan

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