Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – “First Clarify Inward” – by Sokuzan

Before you start going out accusing, crediting and blaming, first clarify inward. If you don’t, you’ll mistake your own unclarified confusion: passion aggression and ignorance for what you’re seeing “out there”. When I say clarify, I don’t mean get rid of. I mean see your confusion. Find out who you are.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – “The Four Delusions Of Self” – by Sokuzan

In the Yogacara tradition of Mahayana Buddhism the teaching of “the four delusions of self”: self-love, self-delusion, self-pride, and self-reference is intended to bring awareness to the passion, aggression and ignorance of seventh consciousness (klistamanasvijnana) or to that area of the mind that tends to take anything that arises and relate with it in terms of “me” and “my stuff”.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016 – “Elaborated Ignorance” – by Sokuzan

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In this Dharma talk Sokuzan contrasts the fundamental ignorance of not seeing no separation with the type of ignoring that is the elaboration added on to what appears to cover up the basic situation.