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Derek Ayre
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Paradox.
The paradoxical truth. Left can be to the right of where you are standing and to the left of where you were standing, so left is also right..  Same with east, keep going east on a journey and you will always be to in the west of where you are going. Therefo...
Paradox.
Paradox.
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An Illusory Recording Device
These are my thoughts the mind. Zen thoughts from the mind looking at itself. . Crazy thoughts. Don’t believe in them! The mind is an illusory recording device.   What else could it be?  It records all it can perceive in the universe and holds it in memory ...
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Zen Life Contemplation
Zen Life: Contemplating Mind and Life Right now, I am aware that my mind has been questioning this life. I say ‘has been’ because I can only know of things of the past, not of the present.  The here-now...   is non-existent for my mind.  I must be existent ...
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Zen Life Contemplation
Zen Life: Contemplating Mind and Life Right now, I am aware that my mind has been questioning this life. I say ‘has been’ because I can only know of things of the past, not of the present.  The here-now...   is non-existent for my mind.  I must be existent ...
Zen Life Contemplation
Zen Life Contemplation
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Hara: A Personal Experience.
More on Hara Focusing   In the hara, there is an almost supernatural force.  If one was to watch a Japanese Sumo wrestling contest for instance, it would be observed that the contender with the strongest centre in the hara, would displace his opponent from ...
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Tintern Abbey, Wye Valley, South Wales.
Monday 3rd September 2018, marks the 482nd anniversary of the dissolution of Tintern Abbey on the orders of King Henry VIII.. Visiting Tintern Abbey When I was a child, being bundled into the back of my dad’s Zephyr Zodiac and taken to Tintern  Abbey was a ...
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Zen: The Happening
The Happening The mind functions on reason. Reasonableness is the function of duality – opposites which attract, such as this-not this, good-bad, right-wrong, desirable-undesirable and so on.  The human  mind does not cause this to happen.  It is created fr...
Zen: The Happening
Zen: The Happening
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Absolute Waiting Zen
What is Absolute Waiting? When we are in anticipation we are not in a state of waiting. Our mind is on a past events projecting those stored memories into the future as ‘what ifs’ whether they be negative or positive.  When we are not in a state of waiting ...
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A Question of Trust
Photo by  Elvis Ma  on  Unsplash Trust: A Consequence of Acceptance Whilst we are encouraged to trust in life, by many spiritual teachers, there must be confusion as to how to trust. How do we trust? The truth seems to be that we can’t ‘do’ anything at all....
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A Master of Enlightenment
A Zen master exists everywhere and anywhere life. Within all situations, whether they be trials and tribulations or great moments of joy.  The master is not a punishment nor a reward.  Not just a person but anything at all. Bird, a flower, a stone – rock or...
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