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Sentient Beings

Sentient Beings

“(The phrase) ‘all sentient beings’ discussed now in the Buddha-way, means all beings possessing mind, for mind itself is sentient beings. Those beings not possessing mind should equally be sentient beings, because sentient beings  are, as such, mind. Therefore mind is invariably sentient beings; sentient beings are necessarily the Buddha Nature of existence. Grasses and trees, […]

UNSUBSCRIBING

UNSUBSCRIBING

Over the past couple of days I have deleted the “news” app from my phone and unsubscribed to anything “news-like” that I was getting via email. I’ve deleted the “news” section from my YouTube feed as well. I’m not looking at Facebook or Twitter, although I will keep posting links to new articles and videos […]

How Not to Be Crazy in a Global Pandemic

How Not to Be Crazy in a Global Pandemic

Things are never black or white. Things are never one way or the other. Things are always many ways at the same time. At the outset of this current pandemic, some doofus on Facebook was trying to spread the word that I am a “coronavirus truther.” So I feel compelled to repeat again and again […]

Won't Get Fooled Again (One Bright Pearl)

Won’t Get Fooled Again (One Bright Pearl)

The following is an excerpt from my book Don’t Be a Jerk. I feel like it’s appropriate right about now. I’m planning to make a video today explaining why. *   *   * Dogen writes (more or less): Before he was a Zen Master, Gensa Shibi was a fisherman. But when he was thirty years old he decided […]

Guided Meditation for Anxious People

Guided Meditation for Anxious People

I just wrote this script for the very first guided mediation I’ve ever attempted to create. I’ll be recording it in the next few hours. But, since this might be an urgent need for some people, I am providing the script in written form right now. Here it is: Guided meditation is not part of […]