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Of God
Acts 5:27-42 “…if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail;  39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them.” “Just sitting” is enlightenment. “Just trusting” is eternal life. “Just loving” is delight. While you turn away into m...
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Invitation of Mountains
More from Shobogenzo: “I say, Remember, among Buddhists we do not argue about superiority and inferiority of philosophies, or choose between shallowness and profundity in the Dharma; we need only know if the practice is genuine or artificial.  Some have ent...
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The Straight Path
John 1:19-28 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) 20 he was very straightforward and stated clearly, “I am not the Messiah.” 21 “Then who are you?” they asked him. “Are you Eliyahu?” “No, I am not,” he said. “Are you ‘the prophet,’ the one we’re expecting?” “No,” he...
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This One Moment
Bendowa continued — (emphases in bold are mine.) The world of self-consciousness, and [the world] of consciousness of external objects, lack nothing—they are already furnished with the concrete form of real experience. The standard state of real experience,...
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Other Gods
Psalm 139:1-17 7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? 8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! Joshua 23 15 But just as all the good things that the Lord your God promised conc...
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Potter's Field
Matthew 27: 1-10 3 When Y’hudah, who had betrayed him, saw that Yeshua had been condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the head cohanim and elders, 4 saying, “I sinned in betraying an innocent man to death.” “What is t...
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It Works Both Ways!
More from the Bendowa: “After the initial meeting with a [good] counselor we never again need to burn incense, to do prostrations, to recite Buddha’s name, to practice confession, or to read sutras. Just sit and get the state which is free of body and mind....
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Woe to Us!
Romans 14:1-12 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) 14 Now as for a person whose trust is weak, welcome him — but not to get into arguments over opinions. 2 One person has the trust that will allow him to eat anything, while another whose trust is weak eats only veg...
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Easy In The Truth
Bendowa Chapter One (Nishijima/Cross translation of Shōbōgenzō ) Dōgen traveled all around visiting good teachers and completing the great task of a lifetime of practice. (My paraphrase) He says: “I came home determined to spread the Dharma and to save livi...
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Reflection on Pelagius
The Solitaries in the Lindisfarne Community are currently involved in doing personal reflections on a quote from Pelagius which appears in the preface to our prayer book "A Way of Living": “If you are to have a rule to guide you, who is to write that
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