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advancing meditation: Maitreya’s instructions 1

Maitreya communicated five treatises through Asanga around 400 AD. One, theĀ  Mahayanasutralamkara, is about the bodhisattva path. Contemplation and meditation are expounded upon fully as both develop the heart and mind of the practitioner to a profound extent. The quote … Continue reading

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advancing meditation: star 2

Another meaning behind Buddha’s simile of a star is that of constancy. Constancy is not related to its conditioned existence but to starĀ  conveying a teaching about meditation and truth of Being. Yes, as a conditioned thing, the expression of … Continue reading

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advancing meditation: starlight star bright

The simile of a star for conditioned things and existence might not be as obvious in its teaching as a mirage or dew drop, illusion or flash of lightning. A star seems so awesome, so majestic and perfect. The “teaching” … Continue reading

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advancing meditation: dew drop

Each of the similes given by the Buddha (posted below) are intended for vipashyana contemplation and to be carried through the day. Each provides volumes of pondering and observation of self and life. Each also directs one to truly look, … Continue reading

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advancing meditation: Heart

“Heart” might be a misrepresentation of this meditation, but maybe not. Heart means so many things, feelings, plus states and qualities of being. Due to that, this meditation is Heart. We are called every moment to be Heart, express Heart, … Continue reading

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