Rupayana? Buddhism and the metaphysics of matter
On the other extreme from spiritual bypass — using your path as an excuse for not dealing with the commonsense practicalities of money and relationships — lies therapeutical bypass. That is the idea that you need your life in order even before you think to start practicing the Dharma.
Hardy intellectual obscuration
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Recitation: The King of Samadhis Sutra 01
This a recitation for the first chapter of The King of Samadhis Sutra.
“Emptiness,” in the Prasaṅgika sense, does not mean space, lack of physical obstruction, non-existence, or the simple not-finding of a conventional identity for the object or phenomenon being scrutinized. Prasaṅgika is the conclusive analytic absence of any findable internal quality of an object or phenomenon that is a sufficient condition to provide a name, identity, function, and/or discreteness to that object or phenomenon. The strong implication is that the mind of the observer (technically, a conceptually designating consciousness) provides the name, identity, function, and conventional discreteness to that object, i.e., imposes such a characterization to that seeming object. // The Svatantrika-Prasaṅgika distinction is a doctrinal distinction made within Tibetan Buddhism between two stances regarding the use of logic and the meaning of conventional truth within the presentation of Madhyamaka.
Prayer upon awakening
On of the tracks of Voice of Tibet, a CD by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, translated and transliterated for recitation. It is actually the beginning portion of the famous Karma Lingpa cycle's ngondro, which quaint orientalists used to call “Tibetan Book of the Dead”.