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    #3939 - Thursday, July 1, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee The Nonduality Highlights The Gap: Sudden thoughts The ground of nowness True eyes Sees the gap right
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      #3939 - Thursday, July 1, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee

      The Nonduality Highlights

       

      The Gap:

      Sudden thoughts
      The ground of nowness
      True eyes
      Sees the gap right through
      Nowness
      Doesn't matter what it looks like
      Its the only hope
      For awakening on the spot
      Now or never
      Is the reality of awakening

               ~Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche


      from the website  http://dpr.info/

      posted to Daily Dharma by Anipachen


      Living Buddhas

      One of the great Mahayana innovations was seeing the Buddha not as one particular man in ancient India but as someone signifying transformation brought about by wisdom. Thus Buddha could manifest as any number of people in any number of eras and cultures. What's most important is the Buddha's wisdom, not so much the man who was once a prince of the Shakyas. So from the perspective of those schools that came after the Buddha, they did not repudiate the Pali canon, but set it aside for teachings from living Buddhist masters who were considered more relevant spokespeople for the awakened mind. That's what keeps the tradition vital and evolving. Even today, the contemporary idiom of living teachers is generally considered more useful than the words of the historical Buddha.

       

      Andrew Olendzki, "Back to the Beginning" (Winter 2003)

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      photo by Mazie Lane


      How To Find True Solitude

      Being alone means you are established firmly in the here and the now and you become aware of what is happening in the present moment. You use your mindfulness to become aware of every feeling, every perception you have. You're aware of what's happening around you in the sangha, but you're always with yourself, you don't lose yourself. That's the Buddha's definition of the ideal practice of solitude: not to be caught in the past or carried away by the future, but always to be here, body and mind united, aware of what is happening in the present moment. That is real solitude.

       

      Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Matter (Winter 2009)

       

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      Why Bodhidharma Went to Howard Johnson's
       
       
      "Where is your home," the interviewer asked him.
       
      Here.
       
      "No, no," the interviewer said, thinking it a problem of translation,
      "when you are where you actually live."
       
      Now it was his turn to think, perhaps the translation?
       
      ~ Jane Hirshfield ~
       
       
       
      (The Wisdom Anthology of North American Buddhist Poetry)
       

       
       
       

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