2001 Newsletter



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James Taylor's song Up Emei

We were walking in paradise.

Never did notice

Blind in the Buddha land

Looking for solace

We had been told of a place

Far beyond this vale of tears

We could never have guessed

We were already blessed

There we were, where we are

In the garden

Didn't we climb on up Emei

Temple to Temple

Yes and all and all along the way

The day was simple

Didn't we reach the top

Didn't we gain our goal

Did we finally stop

Suprised by the cold

We were walking in paradise

Never did tumble

Blind in the Buddha land

Looking for trouble

We had been told of a place

Far beyond this vale of tears

We could never have guessed

We were already blessed

There we were, where we are

In the garden

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Three Poems

 

An Ocean of Wisdom

Like waves on the ocean thoughts come and go.

Arising from the depths of Mind its origin is clear.

Coming from nowhere and going nowhere.

Are we any different?

 

A Sky filled with Buddhas

Sit like a mountain with a view like the sky.

Clouds ever changing dance through the mind.

Where do they come from and where do they go?

All questions dissolved, who, what, where, when and why!

 

A River Runs Through It

Never asleep always awake.

The tranquil clear water’s continuous flow.

No beginning or end the ocean receives all.

Heavy rains come in the fall.

 

 


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Tilpoa’s Song of Mahamudra

 

Mahamudra is beyond all words

And symbols, but for you Naropa

Earnest and loyal, must this be said?

 

Emptiness needs no reliance. Mahamudra rests on nothing.

Without making an effort, but remaining loose and natural,

One can break the yoke thus gaining liberation.

 

If one sees nothing when staring into space, and with the mind

one observes the mind, one destroys all distinctions and reaches Buddhahood.

The clouds that float through the sky have no roots and no home,

Nor do the distinctive thoughts that float through the mind.

As soon as one discovers the nature of their own mind, discrimination stops.

 

In space shapes and colors form, but neither by black or white is it changed.

From ones own mind all thing emerge, but by virtue or vice it is not stained.

 

The darkness of ages cannot block the glowing sun.

Neither can the long kalpas of samsara hide the mind’s brilliant light.

 

Though words are spoken to explain the void, the Void itself can never be expressed.

Though we say the mind is a bright light, it is beyond all words and symbols.

Although the mind is empty in essence, all things it embraces and contains.

 

Do nothing with the body but relax. Shut firm the mouth and silent remain.

Empty your mind and think of nothing.

Rest like hollow bamboo without giving or taking, and put your mind at ease.

Mahamudra is like a mind that clings to nothing. Thus practicing in time you’ll reach Buddhahood.

 

The practice of Mantra and Paramita, instructions in Sutras and Precepts, teachings from Schools and scriptures will not bring realization of the innate truth.

For if the mind when filled with some desire should seek a goal, it will only hide the light.

 

He who keeps tantric precepts yet discriminates betrays the spirit of samaya.

Cease all activity, abandon all desire, let thoughts rise and fall like waves on the ocean.

He who never harms the non-abiding nor the principle of non-distinction,

upholds the tantric precepts.

 

He who abandons carving or clinging to this or that,

Perceives the real meaning of the scriptures.

 

In Mahamudra one’s sins are burned.

In Mahamudra one is released from the prison of this world.

This is the Dharma’s supreme torch. Those who disbelieve it are fools who won’t escape misery and sorrow.

 

To strive for liberation one should rely on a guru.

When your mind receives his blessing emancipation is at hand.

 

Alas, all things in this world are meaningless; they are but sorrow’s seed.

Small teachings lead to acts, so one should only follow teachings that are great.

 

To transcend duality is the kingly view.

To conquer distractions is the royal practice.

The path of no-practice is the way of the Buddhas,

He who treads that path reaches Buddhahood.

 

Transient is this world, like phantoms and dreams.

Substance it had none.

Renounce it and forsake your kin, cut the string of lust and hatred.

Meditate in woods and mountains.

If without effort you remain loosely in the natural state, soon Mahamudra you will win and attain the non-attainable.

 

Cut the root of a tree and the leaves will fall.

Cut the root of your mind and samsara will fall.

The light of any lamp can displace the darkness of a long kalpa.

The strong light of mind can in a flash burn the veil of ignorance.

 

Whoever clings to mind sees not the truth of what’s beyond the mind.

Whoever strives to practices Dharma finds not the truth of beyond-practice.

To know what is beyond both mind and practice, cut through the root of mind and stare naked. Breaking away from all distinctions, remain at ease.

 

Give nor take but remain natural, for Mahamudra is beyond all acceptance and rejection.

Since alaya is not born n one can obstruct it or soil it.

Staying in the unborn realm all appearances will dissolve into Dharmata and so will self-will and pride.

 

The supreme understanding transcends this and that.

The supreme action embraces great resourcefulness without attachment.

The Supreme accomplishment is to realize immanence without hope.

 

At first a yogi feels his mind is tumbling like a waterfall.

In mid-course like the Ganges it flows on slow and gentle.

In the end it is a great vast ocean where the lights of Son and Mother merge into one.

 


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Some Venerable Sayings

Shakyamuni: If you have suffering, it’s because of your karma. Karma can be eradicated, by following the eightfold path.

Bodhidharma: Don’t use a Buddha to worship a Buddha.

Huineng: There are no trees in Bodhi, nor is there a place to hang a mirror. Since primordially there in not a thing, where can dust alight.

Huihai: If you chase the Buddha you’ll run around in samara like a dog chasing his tail for eons. But, if you realize the nature of your own mind you’ll instantly see all of the Buddhas in all of the Buddha realms.

Linji: Hik!!!

Padmasambhava: Turn to the cave.

Garchen Rimpoche: With the root guru on the crown of your head, seek the blessings of all the sublime beings.

Pusa Ding Rimpoche: It doesn’t matter what color hat you're wearing, it’s all the same Buddha Dharma.

Linhai: Practice doesn’t make perfect. Only prefect practice make perfect.

































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