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The Five Principles of Realization and Liberation

The following are excerpts from an essay written by Dzogchen teacher Jackson Peterson, author of The Natural Bliss of Being.  Jackson hosts the discussion group Transparent Being on Facebook. His full essay can be read here. “The first principle is becoming aware of our … Continue reading

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The Four Qualities of Love, by Thich Nhat Hanh

“The teachings on love given by the Buddha are clear, scientific, and applicable… Love, compassion, joy, and equanimity are the very nature of an enlightened person. They are the four aspects of true love within ourselves and within everyone and … Continue reading

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Become What You Are – Alan Watts

“It has been said that the highest wisdom lies in detachment, or, in the words of Chung-Tzu, ‘The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror; it grasps nothing; it refuses nothing; it receives, but does not keep.’ Detachment means … Continue reading

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Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh

“We often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would reduce their weapon arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds- our own prejudices, fears … Continue reading

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Glimpses of a Creative Living Universe

“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us Universe… He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison … Continue reading

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Yūgen (幽玄) – Deep Awareness of the Universe

“Yūgen is an important concept in traditional Japanese aesthetics. The exact translation of the word depends on the context. Yūgen is not an allusion to another world. It is about this world, this experience… “To watch the sun sink behind … Continue reading

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Awakening to Awareness of Our Life Force – Ken Carey

“One Being is the source of all creatures. The life of that Being shines through the multiple prisms of diverse worlds, refracting, reflecting, becoming the many, yet remaining ever one in essence, like the colors of a spectrum or the … Continue reading

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