“Normally, our thoughts and incoming information are filtered by our prior experience,” said Parker Singleton, a PhD candidate at Cornell University in New York. “But if you take that filtering and suppression away, you are looking at the world with new eyes. You get a totally new perspective.”
Reciting it once purifies the karmic obscurations that you have accumulated over one hundred thousand eons. If you recite it three times a day every day, all your misdeeds will be purified, and you will obtain the roots of virtue generated by one thousand buddhas. If you recite it twenty-one times it will purify the four root downfalls.11 If you recite it one hundred thousand times you will have a vision of Noble Maitreya. If you recite it two hundred thousand times you will have a vision of Noble Avalokiteśvara. If you recite it three hundred thousand times you will have a vision of the tathāgata Amitābha. Since the additional benefits are innumerable, this is only a brief summary.
— Read on read.84000.co/translation/toh679.html
Five Dimensions of Heart-Mind – Minnesota Zen Meditation Center
— Read on www.mnzencenter.org/sunday-talks/five-dimensions-of-heart-mind
Detachment is essential because, let’s be honest, no one is happy being dependent on anyone or anything…
— Read on www.elephantjournal.com/2017/06/letting-go-of-attachment-to-people-the-buddhist-way/
3. Evolution “doesn’t care about our… happiness.” It wants us anxiously striving, thus life brings suffering (=Buddhism’s dukkha = “unsatisfactoriness”). So feeling happy requires “rebellion” against evolution’s values.
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few”
What perfect place to start. If you are interested in Zen Buddhism or meditation in general, start here. Zen Mind, Beginners Mind is a book of compiled talks by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, one of the first Zen Masters to come to the states in the 1960’s.
Since we here at shot1 support any and all religions (that don’t cause harm) we might as well look into what we don’t really know. Use your beginners mind people!