Friday, October 18, 2013

A List a Day Keeps the Craving Away.

Each weekday, choose one list to focus on, if you like, or not, whatever:

Sunday: Three Conceits
Monday: Four Bodhisattva Vows
Tuesday:  Four Noble Truths / Eightfold Path
Wednesday: Four Seals
Thursday: Five Hindrances
Friday: Eight Worldly Concerns
Saturday: Ten Fetters

Five Hindrances:

craving
anger
laziness
worry
doubt

Four Seals

all composite phenomena are impermanent
all contaminated things and events are unsatisfactory
all phenomena are empty and selfless
nirvana is true peace

The Eightfold Path

right Understanding
right Purpose
right Speech
right Conduct
right Vocation
right Effort
right Alertness
right Concentration

4 Bodhisattva Vows

There are four Bodhisattva Vows:

beings are numberless, I vow to save them.
desires are inexhaustible, I vow to end them.
dharma gates are boundless, I vow to enter them.
buddha's way is unsurpassable, I vow to become it.

Eight Worldly Concerns

There are Eight Worldly Concerns. Start examining them and see if you can see that they are illusions:

Gain / Loss
Pleasure / Pain
Praise / Blame
Fame / Disgrace

Monday, October 7, 2013

Free Kindle Download, Two Days Only.

My first Zen book, Get Your Zen On, is a free Kindle download Wednesday and Thursday, this week only.  http://amzn.com/B008668XRC