Category Archives: Right understanding

Understanding of the goal and of the means of a spiritual practice

Kobori Roshi : There is a Buddha for those who do not know what he is really

kobori roshi

There is a Buddha for those who do not know what he is really, there is no Buddha for those who know what he is really

Posted in Buddhism - Mahayana Buddhism, Right understanding | Leave a comment

Edward Salim Michael : Practice of spiritual exercises

concours-de-danse-classique-73833

An earnest seeker should be deeply concerned each time he is confronted with his rebellious mind, with its lazy habits, instability, attachments, elusiveness, and slovenly ways of working. These he will have to study and try intelligently to contend with, … Continue reading

Posted in Right effort, Right understanding, Techniques to master the mind | Leave a comment

Is Enlightenment just a myth ? Approaches to Enlightenment

angkor-wat-432a

On a meditation retreat several years ago, late one evening after the Dharma talk, a woman raised her hand and asked one last question: “Is enlightenment just a myth?” When we teachers went back to our evening meeting, we asked … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism - Theravada Buddhism and Vipassana meditation, Right understanding | Leave a comment

Gospel of Thomas : When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known

oiseaux_ciel

(3) Jesus says: (1) “If those who lead you say to you: ‘Look, the kingdom is in the sky!’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. (2) If they say to you: ‘It is in the sea,’ then … Continue reading

Posted in Know Thyself - and thou shall know all the mysteries of the gods and the Universe., Right understanding | Leave a comment

Ramana Maharshi : annihilation of the mind

ramana

Can someone become a high officer by merely once seeing such an officer ? He may become one if he strives and equips himself for the position. Similarly, can the ego, which is in bondage as the mind, become the … Continue reading

Posted in Right effort, Right understanding | Leave a comment

Edward Salim Michael : a secret memory of the repetitions of his life

miroir

As in a game of chess, the dying person sees at that fateful moment how every one of his actions unleashed a chain of events that made his life what it was as well as the turn it took, whether … Continue reading

Posted in Death, reincarnation, rebirth, karma, Right understanding, Time and eternal present | Leave a comment

Edward Salim Michael : Hidden Influences Emanating from Beings and Things

cerveau_v2

To whatever person or object an aspirant, either consciously or unconsciously, allows his thoughts to drift and dwell upon, he is unknowingly connecting himself to that person or object. By so doing, he will subtly begin to receive certain impressions … Continue reading

Posted in Right understanding | Leave a comment

Yamada Mumon Roshi : when I see the moon, the moon is I

mumon-face-web

Sitting in zazen, I become nothing and everything become nothing, that is to say I and everything melt into One. So when I see a flower, the flower is I, when I see the moon, the moon is I. All … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism - Mahayana Buddhism, Right understanding, Time and eternal present | Leave a comment

Gerta Ital : Sudden Enlightenment

onthewaytosatori

Unfortunately, most people who have decided to start working on themselves are usually too impatient. They want to see ‘successes’ as soon as possible, otherwise they feel that Heaven hasn’t taken note of their efforts. It is a strange paradox: … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism - Mahayana Buddhism, Right understanding | Leave a comment

Jack Kornfield : Wisdom teaching – video

jack2013
Posted in Buddhism - Theravada Buddhism and Vipassana meditation, Right understanding | Leave a comment