Form And Formless | (6/29/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” With Denny K Miu)

“[The three emancipations of] emptiness, signlessness, and wishlessness constitute dualities. The empty is the signless, and the signless is the wishless. If [one achieves] the empty, the signless, and the wishless, then there is no mind, thought, or consciousness. In this single gate of emancipation are the three gates of emancipation. This is to enterContinue reading “Form And Formless | (6/29/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” With Denny K Miu)”

Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 5

[FIRST JHANA] “There is the case where a monk — quite withdrawn from sensuality, withdrawn from unskillful qualities — enters and remains in the first jhana: rapture and pleasure born from withdrawal, accompanied by directed thought and evaluation. He permeates and pervades, suffuses and fills this very body with the rapture and pleasure born fromContinue reading “Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 5”

Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 4

If no longer operating much with — and out of — habit patterns, ought intention be let go of? What kinds of intentions are skillful, wholesome, helpful and wise, and when — and when not — are (these) intentions skillful, wholesome, helpful and wise? Does aging and death on the 12 links of Dependent OriginationContinue reading “Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 4”

Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 3

If all compounded things are not self, how and why is there a sense of agency? And how and why does our experience seem to be associated with body? Are there intents of/behind/to samsara? If not, why not? If so, how do these intents operate and how are they established, maintained and abolished? How doContinue reading “Dharma Questions: Miscellany — Part 3”

Meditation Object Detractors

The extent of shaming and shameless proliferation in the meditating mind can sometimes be staggering. (Perhaps drawing inspiration from the hand sketched characters within the artwork from the Beastie Boy’s Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 record) what’s listed below are various forms of mental activity that can arise and fade away during meditation reformulated intoContinue reading “Meditation Object Detractors”