16Oct/18

50 Meditation States You Must Let Go: 10 on Consciousness — the Shurangama Sutra XX

Conscious thinking is the root of illusions. Breakthrough with the consciousness aggregate means that you are the master of your senses. The sense stimulants and your six senses no longer control you. This is the 20th and final lesson to the 2018 Teaching Series on the Buddhist text that teaches listening as a form of meditation and a most powerful mantra for those interested in enlightenment for themselves and others.
15Oct/18

50 Meditation States You Must Let Go: 10 on Volition — the Shurangama Sutra XIX

To leap out from the cycle of birth and death, to avoid continual incarnations in different realms, to become a being who transmigrates to a certain place and time only by your vows – the cessation of volition is a must. This is the 19th lesson to the 2018 Teaching Series on the Buddhist text that teaches listening as a form of meditation and a most powerful mantra for those interested in enlightenment for themselves and others.
08Oct/18

Meditation States around the Thought Aggregate to Let Go — the Shurangama Sutra XVIII

When thoughts cease, when the thinking aggregate rests, you may speak like talking in your sleep. You claim to be enlightened and make things happen for your admirers that appear out of this world. While all this is progress, it’s also a danger zone. More on what to be cautious of here. This is the 18th lesson to the 2018 Teaching Series on the Buddhist text that teaches listening as a form of meditation and a most powerful mantra for those interested in enlightenment for themselves and others.
04Oct/18

50 Meditation States You Must Let Go: 10 on Feeling — the Shurangama Sutra XVII

We take our feelings too seriously sometimes. We either hold them too dear or resist them too hard. To an advanced meditator, emotions come and go, ephemeral like clouds. This is the 17th lesson to the 2018 Teaching Series on the Buddhist text that teaches listening as a form of meditation and a most powerful mantra for those interested in enlightenment for themselves and others.
03Oct/18

50 Meditation States You Must Let Go: 10 on Form — the Shurangama Sutra XVI

Walk through walls, burned but unharmed. . . these are just trivial states a meditator might experience. Not a big deal. And don’t make a big deal of it. This is the 16th lesson to the 2018 Teaching Series on the Buddhist text that teaches listening as a form of meditation and a most powerful mantra for those interested in enlightenment for themselves and others.
29Sep/18

Meditation Progress in Metaphors — the Shurangama Sutra XV

Three poetic analogies about spiritual progress. Enjoy these as literary diversions or checks against your delectable experiences. This is the 15th lesson to the 2018 Teaching Series on the Buddhist text that teaches listening as a form of meditation and a most powerful mantra for those interested in enlightenment for themselves and others.
28Sep/18

Hello to Hell — the Shurangama Sutra XIV

Ten actions that would lead you to hellish realms, of afterlife or of mind. Everything we learned we learned in kindergarten. These actions are more common sense than threatening. The adverse results are meant as facts. This is the 14th lesson to the 2018 Teaching Series on the Buddhist text that teaches listening as a form of meditation and a most powerful mantra for those interested in enlightenment for themselves and others.
27Sep/18

Heaven on Earth; Heaven of Mind — the Shurangama Sutra XIII

“Heaven, I’m in heaven. . .” An experience by choice. You choose when and where. Not always an acceptance of gift bestowed by others. This is the 13th lesson to the 2018 Teaching Series on the Buddhist text that teaches listening as a form of meditation and a most powerful mantra for those interested in enlightenment for themselves and others.
11Sep/18

Reasons for Choosing Listening as a Meditative Practice: The Shurangama Sutra IX

Why is listening the best meditation that gets you to enlightenment in this lifetime? The wisest enlightening being explains. This is the 9th lesson to the 2018 Teaching Series on the Buddhist text that teaches listening as a form of meditation and a most powerful mantra for those interested in enlightenment for themselves and others.
07Sep/18

The Shurangama Mantra: Powerful and Efficacious Aid on Your Path – the Shurangama Sutra XII

Need a little help getting over a spiritual hump? This Buddhist string of Sanskrit words will give you the lift you need throughout all areas of your life! Here are just some of the advantages to this mantra. This is the 12th lesson to the 2018 Teaching Series on the Buddhist text that teaches listening as a form of meditation and a most powerful mantra for those interested in enlightenment for themselves and others.