#2751 - Wednesday, March 7, 2007 -
Editor: Gloria Lee
Mind, beyond mind, and no
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A man named Liu Shiyu asked Yangshan,
'May I hear the principle of attaining mind?'
Yangshan said, 'If you want to attain
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
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.
knowing that is non-conceptual then arises out of that state.
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.
frozen thinking, cannot teach us anything new, any more
a polar bear can teach anything about tropical bananas. It is
strange how we fail to see this. Furiously and frantically, we
for years in an attempt to think our way out, but new
walls appear at every
A totally new way of thinking is required. This thinking does
look to conditioned memory for an answer. Instead, the mind waits
quietly for something higher than memory to speak. The resulting
solves all problems.
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 Genpo Roshi:
1 Introduction to Big Mind by
There's a total of 11 segments, each
about 6-9 min., well worth watching!
Select them in numerical order for
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