Category Archives: Buddhism

The prayer of interbeing

May it be as impossible to separate you from meas it would be to separate the tributary from the river © Meisaan Chan

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Why mindfulness?

Watch your every thought –errant ones: Redirect themWatch your body tightness –obstructed: Release itWatch your ego self –untethered: Re-tether it For thoughts lead to emotionswhich lead to body and ego –Stay alert! Handle gently at the sourceand do not allow … Continue reading

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After the dolphins, during the sunpour

Well, this moment is ridiculously beautiful, I say to GodRemember this in ridiculous pain, God says to meTouch eternal truth © Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the countless open doors

There once was a woman who entered a mansion with countless rooms and countless open doors, and each door led into a place of light and fragrance. She walked up and down the endless corridors. Then, overwhelmed, she sat down … Continue reading

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The four elements as spiritual mentors

The four elements, clearly, are older than prayer.Learn from them, your mentors Aligning your prayer to the elements is knowing your placeand the beginning of your relationship to them © Meisaan Chan

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On thoughts

Beloved horse wanderswithout training With some training,reins slow down its desire to galloppulling hard, any moment it could break Sometimes inattentiveness, full gallopand pulling on reins doesn’t stophopelessly carried along,too much, too little Beloved horse can still be belovedand still … Continue reading

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Safety reminder: Power, age, and position

Age and position do not confer wisdom.Power does not confer right view or right action.You will unnecessarily suffer if you expect these things.What is supposed to happen often does not.Ignorance takes many forms.Weakness takes many forms.Everyone has their shadow:Even themEven … Continue reading

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The waiting, II

No one and nothing can give you that still space of repose;to find it, you must get up and look for it,and when you look for it you must bleed to find it:There is no map, no book of answersno … Continue reading

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What weakens the bond

When the bond is listeningany distraction from listeningweakens the bond When the bond is surrenderany wavering from surrenderweakens the bond © Meisaan Chan

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Offerings

In the silence, incense burns;in the fragrance, mind lifts © Meisaan Chan

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